BIO DAVID

Davidbio3 Eskenazy is a French musician, born in 1977, in Normandy. 

At the age of twelve, he was introduced to the building blocks of what would become the essential components of his musical identity: voice, guitar, harmony, composing and arranging, all of which, he soon tried and tested with his first experiences playing in a group.He then took up the upright bass and the electric bass, which he played accompanying jazz musicians such as Jean René Dalerci, Jérôme Petitgirard, Stéphane Dumont and Daniel Thierry, in Normandy. Awestruck by these first role models, David discovered the wealth of harmonic and rhythmic possibilities that jazz offers. At the same time, David developed a passion for Brazilian music, and hence, flirting with bossa nova, he has come across a host of new artists and continued to explore the subtleties of this environment with great enthusiasm. 

In 1999 David moved to Montpellier, a town in Southern France, where he created Samba So, a solo singing tour of Música Popular Brasileira, or MPB, literally “Brazilian Popular Music” and improvisation (album retrato em branco e preto). 

His music-creation projects have led him to work with many recognised artists, such as Michel Bismuth, Frederic Tari, the Trio Zéphyr, Pascal Corriu, Véronique Lherme, Fred Breton, the duo Patrice Soletti/Aurélien Besnard, Damien Fadat, Dominique Rieux, Tony Amourou, Laurent Audino, Oliver Roman Garcia, Pierre Leydier, Jacques Lyprendi and François-Xavier Corsi. 

In these projects, David likes to fuse the highly contrasting aesthetic worlds of afro-latin music, jazz and the outright contemporary.Among his creations are La suite Berskn (The Berskn Suite), an original composition written for ten musicians, produced at La Vista, Montpellier in 2003; the project Salsamba, an arrangement of Brazilian standards for a Cuban-style orchestra; several chamber music pieces for a trio, a string quartet, guitar and flute; Frontières Liquides (Liquid Boundries), a contemporary improvisation for a string quartet and a duo (Aurélien Besnard/ Patrice Soletti, from the record label Rude Awakening) performed several times, notably at the classical music festival Les Nuits de Sainte Anne, in Montpellier. 

In March 2006, David founded the Poésismic Trio, an ʻunleashedʼ jazz trio flavoured with Cuban and Brazilian influences. Surrounded by Gustavo Ovalles (percussion) percussionist disciple of the great pianist Omar Sosa, and Fred Breton (keyboards), David recorded the album Sors Par Là! (Letʼs go that way!), and was authorof all compositions. 

His latest work is a contemporary piece entitled Ballet Pour 12 Cors (Ballet For Twelve Horns), commissioned by Le Festival Montpellier Quartiers Libres, premiered at Le Cloître des Ursulines, Centre Chorégraphique National, Montpellier, in October 2007. Many other projects are in progress. 

Alongside his creations, David has developed his teaching activities around a variety of vocal topics (improvisation, rhythm and voice, the language of melodic improvisation, Circle songs etc.). The confluence of these wide-ranging projects has developed his character as a stage musician and stimulated his pursuit of a hybrid aesthetic as a composer and arranger. Davidʼs research and musical experience are the primary ingredients of his classes. 

He completed his intense years of self-instruction by working with Isabelle Chovallon on writing music, and studying composition with Jean-Jacques de Tucci and Philippe Schoeller.

He moved to Montpellier in 1999.  He has since signed many creations in the areas of jazz, contemporary classical and Brazilian music. 

 

Tribute to Joao Bosco – Holofotes

Tribute to Joao Bosco – granito – jade – 

 

From the ancient world – David Eskenazy Trio 

   

 

ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS 

 

Check out many extracts of the projects on this  soundcloud link .  

 

2013O cruor sanguinisCreated and recorded by the great vocal ensemble Mora Vocis and Els Janssens.

This piece was a comand of ‘ Le tour du cadran’ theater company for its creation ‘ Le grand voyage’ ( the great trip).

 

2011 to 2014David Eskenazy Trio. (Jazz).   website 

The album “From the ancient world”  has received the ‘ revelation award ‘ in jazz magazine France, and a great welcoming in the national press. 

On the album : Remi Ploton ( Piano), Quentin Boursy ( Drums), David Eskenazy ( compositions, double bass). 

The current Trio : Clément Griffault ( Piano), Julien Grégoire (Drums).

 

2007Ballet pour 12 cors ( Ballet for 12 horns)Ordered by the Festival Quartier Libres in France. Performed at The national choregraphic center of Montpellier, October.

The 12 horns on a 20 meters circle play a spatial score surrounding the audience placed at the center.

Conductor : Bruno Dottin.

 

2006Poesismic Trio. Album “sors par là”. Jazz / cuban and brazilians influences. 

Fred Breton ( keyboards) , Gustavo Ovalles ( percussions), David Eskenazy (Voice, vocal bass and beat box, original compositions).

 

2005Frontières liquides a contemorain piece for a string quartet and a duet of improvisers ( Aurélien Besnard/Patrice Soletti , courtesy from the label Rude Awakening ). Created at ‘ Le Théâtre de la plume / and festival « les nuits de Sainte Anne à Montpellier ».

 

2004Work for guitar and flute. 

Damien Fadat ( flute), David Eskenazy (guitar).

 

2003La Suite Berskn, an original composition for 10 musicians. Created and performed at “Le Théâtre de la Vista”. 

Frederic Tari ( solo Violin), Pierre Leydier ( sax), le Trio Zephyr ( string trio), Manuel Durand ( keyboards), Michel Bismuth (Doublebasse),François Ceccaldi ( percussions), DavidEskenazy ( composition and guitar).

 

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS

 

2008 Tribute to Joao Bosco. A solo show, voice and guitar, based on arrangements of the great poet and musiciens. Also in duet with the great guitar player Pascal Coriu.

 

2005 : Tribute to Chico Buarque.  Veronique Lherme-Verioca (guitar and voice) and Damien Fadat (flute), David Eskenazy(guitar, voice, arrangements). Marie Lalle ( translations).

 

2004Brazil Deluxe. Brazilian songs ( Djavan, Gil…) With Manel Durand (keyboards), Pierre Leydier (flute and sax), Frederic Jean (Drums), David Eskenazy (guitare, voice, arrangements).

 

2000Salsamba. Brazilian songs arranged in the cuban style :

Dominique Rieux and Tony Amourou (trumpets), Laurent Audino (sax), Enzo Tozoni (trombone), Fred Breton( Piano), 

 

1999 to 2002 : Samba so, solo show, voice and guitar : Brazilian Popular Music and vocal percussions and improv  (album ‘retrato em branco e preto’ and more than 150 concerts ). 

 

 

 

 

 

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