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Amaury Faye

Considered as one of the most promising pianists of his generation, Amaury Faye personifies the new wave of jazz made in France. The many awards he received in 2016 (including First Prize at national competition Jazz A Vienne/Rezzo Focal, France; Best Soloist/Instrumentalist Award at international competition Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon and Public’s Choice Award at international competition International Biberacher Jazzpreis, Germany) confirm his undeniable talent as a composer and improviser.

He is at his best when leading his trio, breathing new life into this format and its noble pedigree. Their first official album is announced for April 2017. Recorded in Switzerland in December 2016, it will include original songs and jazz standards.

Faye has recently been performing with a French collective “Initiative H”. This 12- member band, led by French saxophonist David Haudrechy (Archie Shepp, Rick Margitza), has released two albums (“Deus Ex Machina”, Neuklang 2013 and “Dark Wave”, Neuklang ­ 2015) with some of Europe's finest jazz musicians as guests (Emile Parisien, Médéric Collignon, Vincent Artaud). Currently on the rise in europe with acclaim from the public and the media alike, this is the result of a unique, creative process and execution. The ensemble made it to the finals of the 2013 Concours National de Jazz de la Défense in Paris, one of Europe’s most esteemed jazz competitions.

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”Fast, agile and melodic lines and at the same time keeping the energy flowing.” The Huffington Post

”He is a very creative pianist and composer. His work is consistently top level, very musical and intriguing. He's in the top category!” Joanne Brackeen - Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist

”A true revelation.” Quobuz

”A pianistic ease and a melodic naturalness that give his music a false air of simplicity.” Jazz Magazine/Jazzman

“A very young pianist who we will hear from a lot!” Philippe Baron - Musiq3/RTBF

”His music, without an ounce of effects or electronics, releases a freshness and a delightful relaxation which results here or one as unexpected or eruptive solos.” Vincent Cotro - Jazz Magazine/Jazzman

”A wonderful pianist, lyric, inspired, extrovert and charismatic” Jazz Hot

”Constructing complex melodic structures with breathtaking ease.” EJazzNews

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Buran

L'Esprit du Piano
2019

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Live In Brussels

Hypnote Records
2018

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Clearway

Pias - Jazz Village
2017

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Big Moe Trio

Greenworks Prod
2010

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