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 September 2023
Umlaut Big Band + Zodiac Suite

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

01 October 2023
Umlaut Big Band

AERI, Montreuil (FR)

More info 10 November 2023
Umlaut Small Band

10-17/11/23 Umlaut Small Band plays Mary Lou Williams
Théâtre de Saint- Quentin-en-Yvelines, scène nationale (FR)

More info 17 December 2023
Umlaut Big Band

Théâtre de Chelles, Chelles (FR)

More info 14 January 2024
Umlaut Big Band

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

More info 15 March 2024
Umlaut Big Band

L’Hectare, Vendôme (FR)