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JENNINGS

CASSIERS

SEDDIKI

kevin

chris

lynn

double bass

guitar/percussion

voice/electronics

Bassist Chris Jennings’ new trio is an unpredictable project which brings together the very different worlds of the young Belgium sensation Lynn Cassiers and virtuoso guitarist and percussionist Kevin Seddiki who was discovered by Al di Meola. Lynn Cassiers contributes both vocally and with textures in a surprising and unprecedented mix of electronics and singing which is pure and natural. Kevin Seddiki is a guitarist and percussionist extremely well known in the world music scene in France as well as internationally since joining Al di Meola’s World Symphony in 2009. The trio’s music is based largely on original compositions, some unique interpretations of jazz standards, improvisation and takes strong influences from the projects Chris Jennings has participated in including projects with Nguyên Lê, Dhafer Youssef, Kudsi Ergüner, Karim Zaid, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman…

             KEVIN SEDDIKI

    – guitar/zarb(perc.) –           



   KEVIN SEDDIKI was born in 1981 and has become well known in the European musique scene as a versitile musician uniquely contributing both harmonically and rhythmically while doubling in many projects as an exceptionnel guitarist (having been discovered by Al Di Meola and touring extensively with his latest group the past few years) as well as performing on the Iranian percussion instrument "Zarb." in creative improvistaional projects to traditional world music ensembles.

He studied classical music but was always interested into all kinds of music, from different cultures and styles.


Because of this versality and desire to go with music as way to meet and dialog with People wherever they come from, he met and played with masters such as Al di Meola, Bandoneon Player Dino Saluzzi, Cuban Jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Baroque musician Paolo Pandolfo, or Lyric Mezzo Soprano Amaya Dominguez, and With Chemirani Family, percussion masters, who also teach him Zarb.


He performed all over the world in different formations, and very different repertories, and Won in 2009 the "European guitar award", competition in Dresden.


Kevin Seddiki recently finished recording his his first CD, for the German label Wildner Records.
















For booking contact:


Chris Jennings

Lftbassist@gmail.com

    LYNN CASSIERS

     – voice, electronics –



Lynn Cassiers was born in Antwerp, 1984 and after studying at ‘de Kunsthumaniora’ of Antwerp, she received her ‘Bachelor Degree in Music’ in 2006 at the Royal Conservatory of The  Hague.


Her teachers were Rachel Gould, John Ruocco and Eric Vloeimans and she attended masterclasses with guest teachers such as Dave Liebman, Mark Murphy, Ronan Guilfoyele, Billie Hart, Judy Niemack, among others. In 2003, she student of Jay Clayton’s workshop in Italy and since 2008 Lynn is a voal jazz teacher at the Conservatory of Leuven, Belgium.


Lynn has performed with musicians such as Riccardo Luppi, Marshall Allen, Jack Van Poll, Leon Parker, Alexandra Grimal,  Daysuke Takaoka, Manolo Cabras, Rudy Trouvé, Eric Thielemans, Pierre Perchaud, Nelson Veras, Erik Vermaulen, Joao Lobo to name a few. She is also part of Jozef Domoulins 'lidlboj,’ Octurne, '7 Eyes,' Riccardo Luppi's Mure Mure, Tape Cuts Tape, The Crappy Mini Band, and her solo project: The Bird, The Fish and The Ball.


She has worked together with; Giori Politi (audio-visual 'live' performance MAKA), Michiel De Malsche and GUSO (composition for symphonic Orchestra), Michael De Cock (theatre piece), Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Raul Fernandez aka Refree (singer songwriter), Cabezas de Cera en Juan Pablo Villa, among others.


In 2001 Lynn was a laureate of the Axion-classics competition as a duo with guitare-player Simon Witvrouw. In july 2005 she appeared as a semi-finalist on the ‘Sure jazz-voice competition’ of the Montreux Jazzfestival.


Recent published Material includes: The Crappy Mini Band ‘Licking Forward’ (LMALC Records, 2010) compact disc/B, BJO + Michael De Cock ‘Vliegen Tot De Hemel’(DavidsFonds, 2010) boek + compact disc/B, Pierre Perchaud ‘Par Quatre Chemins’ (Gemini Records, 2010) compact disc/FR, Riccardo Luppi’s Mure Mure ‘Live In Milan’(el Negocito Records, 2010) compact disc/B, Tape Cuts Tape ‘Pagan Recorder’ (HeavenHotel Records, 2010) vinyl/B, BJO + Michael De Cock 'Het Einde Van De Wereld' book + compact dic/B

CHRIS JENNINGS

double bass



In Paris France since 2002, Canadian bassist CHRIS JENNINGS has established himself as double bassist with guitarist Nguyên Lê in formations such as his New Quartet (with Rita Marcotulli and Roberto Gato/Danny Gottlieb) and the Fragile Beauty project to name a few. Mr. Jennings is also the bassist of the Dhafer Youssef Quartet (with Tigran Hamasyan and Mark Guiliana), renowned Turkish Ney musician Kudsi Erguner Group and the Thomas Enhco piano trio.


After the release in 2011 of his self titled CHRIS JENNINGS QUARTET CD on Promise Land Records, distribution by Codaex France, featuring Manu Codjia (el. gtr), Pierre Perchaud (ac. gtr), Patrick Goraguer (drums), and leading a trio with American drummer Leon Parker for three years, Mr. Jennings has started two new projects alongside the longstanding “JENNINGS/PERCHAUD” acoustic duo which continues to evolve for over seven years now. The first new trio is with Mieko Miyazaki (Japanese koto) and Patrick Goraguer (drums/santour) as well as a trio featuring guitarist/percussionist Kevin Seddiki (guitarist with Al Di Meola) and the young Belgium vocalist revelation Lynn Cassiers.


An international performer, composer, leader, arranger and teacher, playing a wide variety of musical genres and styles on both upright and electric basses Mr. Jennings projects as a sideman include the Jacek Kochan/Dave Liebman Quartet in Eastern Europe and the Lee Konitz/Giovanni Ceccarelli Quartet. He performs as a sideman with Rick Margitza, Paul McCandless, Karim Ziad, Seamus Blake, Marilyn Mazur, Eivind Aarset, Yaron Herman, Terumasa Hino, Kiyohiko Semba, Hüsnu Senlendirici, Andy Milne, Marçin Wasilewski, Satoshi Takeishi, Francis Lassus, Nelson Veras, Mike Murley, Phil Dwyer, Dave Restivo, Bob Brough, ‘El Gusto’ (Algerian Orchestra) to name a few.


Since 1996, Mr. Jennings completed numerous self-study/project residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts Canada, a Bachelors (B.A.) in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto, Canada (2000), and a Masters (M.A.) in Music from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, Holland (2004). Teaching at the Didier Lockwood Music School since 2005 and having taught at the Conservatory of Chelles France for 7 years, he is always actively giving master classes and private teaching alongside pursuing his energy in multicultural and original projects.