'NoJazz' to electrify City

Band Apart


This group has redefined the genre with its syncopated, danceable rhythms, words, modalities and melodies from around the world. It all began in 2000, with the meeting of five musicians ready for anything, proud of their multiple respective experiences but determined to explore new musical territories. The band comprises Philippe Balatier, keyboardist and sample magician; Jazz trumpeter Sylvain Gontard, Pascal Reva, bassist and drummer; Philippe Sellam, saxophonist, apart from the guest star HKB Finn, singer from London.

The band’s concept is very simple: to mix the original celebratory spirit of jazz with hypnotic rhythms and contemporary sounds. Acoustic and jungle, trip hop and fanfares, melodies and samples, funk and jazz happily mingle with drum and bass. They have performed in about 40 countries so far, appearing at clubs and festivals. Their shows are explosive display of energy and rhythm where the magic of George Clinton, Frank Zappa and Miles Davis fuse to create an other world experience.

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