GRAND ENSEMBLE KOA

Live Act Jazz Free Improvisation
GRAND ENSEMBLE KOA - Jazz Free Improvisation Live Act in Montpellier

GRAND ENSEMBLE KOA Short Info

Grand Ensemble Koa is a band of musicians who play an electric and innovating jazz, which mixes jazz improvisions, a contemporary compositional technique, sophisticated grooves and electro-rock sonorities. It was initiated by the bass player and compositor Alfred Vilayleck. As they created the band the musicians founded the Collectif Koa, which enabled the musicians to share many live experiences and decisive artistic meetings.

In 2010, Grand Ensemble Koa worked on a creation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu-Roi, made of contemporary composition, satirical theatre and soundpainting. The disc « Koa- Roi » was released in 2012, and has been elected « Jazz album revelation » by Jazzman magazine in February 2013. Pascal Rozet has written about it : « A fully accomplished first opus, which strucks by its coherence. »

In 2013, in a 9 musicians formation, the band released « Ahîmsa » -new repertoire- and performed live in many venues as the Carreau du Temple in Paris. The next year, the band collaborated with the belgian collective Mäâk Spirit, and they created together « Koa Meet Mäâk ».

Nowadays, it is 1 voice and 8 instruments which transform into music the texts, poems, and message of a generation who looked for freedom, the one of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg or William Burroughs...

Grand Ensemble Koa is a band of musicians who play an electric and innovating jazz, which mixes jazz improvisions, a contemporary compositional technique, sophisticated grooves and electro-rock sonorities. It was initiated by the bass player and compositor Alfred Vilayleck. As they created the band the musicians founded the Collectif Koa, which enabled the musicians to share many live experiences and decisive artistic meetings.

In 2010, Grand Ensemble Koa worked on a creation inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu-Roi, made of contemporary composition, satirical theatre and soundpainting. The disc « Koa- Roi » was released in 2012, and has been e...

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Past Gigs GRAND ENSEMBLE KOA

  • 11 | 2017 Sète Scène nationale de Sète
  • 11 | 2017 Montpellier Le Chai du Terral
  • 04 | 2017 Montpellier The Black Sheep
  • 03 | 2016 Paris Carreau du Temple
  • 03 | 2016 Paris DJAM
  • 03 | 2016 Girone Escuela moderna de musica
  • 03 | 2016 Bruxelles Meet X
  • 10 | 2015 Perpignan Jazzèbre Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Montpellier Domaine d'O
  • 05 | 2015 Montpellier Le JAM - Release album concert
  • 07 | 2014 Montpellier Festival Radio France de Montpellier
  • 07 | 2014 Brame Festival Radio France de Montpellier
  • 07 | 2014 Vigan Festival Radio France de Montpellier
  • 07 | 2014 Narbonne Musique au Présent - Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Junas Jazz à Junas - Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Mende Saison culturelle du Théâtre de Mende
  • 04 | 2014 Paris Sunset - Sunside
  • 12 | 2013 Lyon Le Périscope
  • 11 | 2013 Bordeaux Le Comptoir du jazz
  • 11 | 2013 Toulouse Le Mandala
  • 11 | 2013 Agen La Tannerie

Discography GRAND ENSEMBLE KOA

  • 2018 BEAT Album | Collectif Koa
  • 2015 Ahimsa Album | Arbalète / Collectif Koa
  • 2012 Koa-Roi Album | Collectif Koa

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Origin

  • Montpellier FR

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • Alfred Vilayleck composition, bass player
  • Matthieu Chédeville soprano sax
  • Armel Courrée alto sax
  • Jérôme Dufour tenor sax
  • Pascal Bouvier trombone
  • Samuel Mastorakis vibes
  • Mattias Levrero guitar
  • Daniel Moreau keyboards
  • Julien Grégoire drums

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