Meddy Gerville

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Meddy Gerville - Jazz Worldmusic Traditional  Live Act in Etang Sale

Meddy Gerville Short Info

Pianist, songwriter, composer and singer Meddy Gerville is like a fresh summer breeze in a music world of rare exceptions. He is an exotic gem that has yet to be savored sufficiently by music listeners especially world jazz lovers, yet he has been electrifying audiences the world over with his intricate and compelling synthesis of Jazz and Maloya, indigenous music of his native Reunion Island, since 1997. His music is characterized by the explosive rhythms of his native island played on various homegrown instruments including ‘rouler,’ ‘kayanm’ and ‘ravan’ drums, much of which help account for his astonishing originality. Meddy’s voice has been compared to Milton Nascimento and Al Jarreau, but these comparisons fail to capture the unique timbre and rhythmic intensity of his soulful and nuanced vocal approach. Likewise, Meddy Gerville’s extraordinary compositional, pianistic and improvisational prowess is peerless in its conception and execution…

Pianist, songwriter, composer and singer Meddy Gerville is like a fresh summer breeze in a music world of rare exceptions. He is an exotic gem that has yet to be savored sufficiently by music listeners especially world jazz lovers, yet he has been electrifying audiences the world over with his intricate and compelling synthesis of Jazz and Maloya, indigenous music of his native Reunion Island, since 1997. His music is characterized by the explosive rhythms of his native island played on various homegrown instruments including ‘rouler,’ ‘kayanm’ and ‘ravan’ drums, much of which help account for his astonishing originality. Meddy’s voice has...

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Past Gigs Meddy Gerville

  • 03 | 2015 Saint Gilles Meddy Gerville Quintet en concert
  • 05 | 2014 Etang Salé Tropical Storm Project
  • 10 | 2013 Shenzen OCT Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2013 Paris L'Olympia
  • 09 | 2013 Shangaï Shangaï International Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2013 Ste Lucia Ste Lucia Jazz Festival
  • 12 | 2012 Fort de France Martinique Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2012 Los Angeles Blue Whale
  • 10 | 2012 New York City DROM
  • 09 | 2012 Beijing Beijing Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2011 Cayenne Kayenn Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2010 Adelaïde French Festival Adelaïde
  • 07 | 2008 Marciac Marciac Jazz Festival

Discography Meddy Gerville

  • 2011 7ème Ciel Album | MEA/Run Management
  • 2008 Fo kronm la vi Album | MEA/Run Management
  • 2006 Jazz amwin Album | MEA/Teddy Moutalica
  • 2006 Ti pa ti pa n'alé Album | MEA/Teddy Moutalica
  • 2003 Sobat ek lamour Album | Meddy Gerville
  • 2000 Jazz Oya Album | Meddy Gerville
  • 1997 Reunion Island Album | Meddy Gerville

Media

  • Video Promo 2010 Meddy Gerville e...
  • Video Meddy Gerville - Tropical S...
  • Sound Meddy Gerville - Blue Rondo...
  • Video Meddy Gerville - Amen Fiana...
  • Sound Meddy Gerville - Di amwin

Origin

  • Etang Sale RE

Founded

  • 1997

Members

  • Meddy Gerville Lead Piano Voice
  • Michel Alibo Bass
  • Emmanuel Félicité Drums
  • Lionel Louéké Guitar
  • Giovanni Hidalgo Percussions