Sébastien Beliah

Sébastien Beliah

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Sébastien Beliah. Bassist and composer based in Paris and Warsaw. His work is mainly focused on improvisation and on his connection with various traditions or writing forms. He embraces as much a historical practice of jazz with the Umlaut Big Bang as the intentional deviation of this practice with Un Poco Loco. For 8 years he co-directed with Pierre-Antoine Badaroux the Ensemble Hodos in which he boldly blends contemporary compositions with his practice as an improviser.
In 2018 he releases his first record for double bass solo entitled “Nocturnes”, a manifesto of a refined mode of playing the double bass and a research of an ascetic form.
He is also fascinated by traditional musics and in particular those of Poland and its nearby countries. From this fascination was born the band Lumpeks, a quartet exploring the traditional melodies from center of Poland (region of Radom) in a contemporary way.

Sébastien has performed on the biggest scenes of Europe such as Sacrum Profanum (Cracow), Venice Biennale, Acht Brücken (Cologne), Le théâtre des quatre saisons (Gradignan), Jazz d’Or (Berlin), La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues (Pantin), Angelica Festival (Bologna), Guess Who? (Utrecht), D’Jazz Nevers.

With the band Un Poco Loco they were laureates of the Jazz Migration program of AJC, “Record of the month” Jazz Magazine and twice “selected record” by Citizen Jazz.
With the Umlaut Big Band they were twice “Record prize” of Charles Cros Academy.
With the band Lumpeks they won the Grand Prix “Nowa Tradycja” of the Polish Radio.

Sébastien has a CA of jazz and has taught the double bass, improvisation and jazz at the CRR of Reims from 2006 to 2016.

Website : sebastienbeliah.com



Agenda - Sébastien Beliah

More info 30 May 2023

Le Périscope, Lyon (FR)

More info 31 May 2023

L’élabo de Paulette, Aouste sur Sye (FR)

More info 01 June 2023

AJMI, Avignon (FR)

02 June 2023

Le Labo, Marseille (FR)

More info 03 June 2023

Jazz Series, le 34, Paris (FR)

More info 04 June 2023

Chinon en Jazz, Chinon (FR)

More info 26 June 2023
Umlaut Big Band - Fourbi
Théâtre de l’Aquarium, Paris (FR)

More info 30 June 2023
Umlaut Big Band - Fourbi

Festival Bruit, Théâtre de l’Aquarium, Paris (FR)


More info 01 July 2023
Umlaut Big Band - Mary's Ideas

Festival Rosa BonheurThomery

14 July 2023
Umlaut Big Band

Guinguette de Tours-sur-Loire (FR)

15 July 2023
Umlaut Big Band

Le Grand Jeu, Dignac (FR)

17 July 2023
Umlaut Big Band

La Grange de l’Oiseau Bleu, Arthel (FR)

18 July 2023
Umlaut Big Band

Eymoutiers (FR)

20 July 2023
Umlaut Big Band

Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (FR)

21 July 2023
Umlaut Big Band

Ile de Ré, La Java des Baleines (FR)

22 July 2023
Umlaut Big Band

Festival du Souffle, Celles-Sur-Belle (FR)

More info 30 September 2023
Zodiac Suite

Théâtre de Saint- Quentin-en-Yvelines, scène nationale, Montigny-le-Bretonneux (FR)

More info 10 October 2023
Zodiac Suite

Théâtre de la Renaissance, Oullins (FR)

More info 18 November 2023
Zodiac Suite

Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris (FR)

More info 17 December 2023
Umlaut Big Band

Théâtre de Chelles, Chelles (FR)

14 January 2024
Mary's Ideas

Théâtre de Choisy-le-Roi, Choisy-le-Roi (FR)

15 March 2024
Mary's Ideas

L’Hectare, Vendôme (FR)