Michel Seba was born in 1973 nearby Arlon and grew up there amidst a family of passionate musicians. The sounds of his childhood are the bagpipe and the hurdy-gurdy. He starts his education with many traineeships at the Academie Internationale d’Eté thanks to Chris Joris and Didier Labarre. After he finishes secondary school, the next logical step for him is to leave the south of Luxemburg and to go the Royal Conservatory in Brussels to study under the direction of Frank Michiels and Diederik Wissels.
His ability to mix different styles and his growing talent make him famous in no time and he is asked to join the greatest: Eric Legnini, Eddy Louiss, Toots Thielemans or even Eric Truffaz, Paco Sery and many others. He feels comfortable in every register, whether it is jazz, folk or world music. He proves that regularly when participating at festivals such as the Jazz Festival in Montréal, the Jazz Marathon in Brussels or the very famous Montreux Jazz Festival. Having gained his place in the Belgian music scene, he is often asked to give classes and workshops in Belgium at the Aktd of Libramont and abroad, more particularly in Burkina Faso and Vietnam.
As he is such a diverse musician, he was also asked to play and/or record with Maurane, Axelle Red or Adamo, and to join the orchestra of “The Voice” Belgium. He also recorded several film tracks and commercials. He was part of many cross-over projects such as in theater and the contemporary circus of Féria Musica. Never shying away from any musical challenge, Michel was also part of the group Soledad inspired by classical music and tango nuevo. His participation in the latest creation by Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel, Requiem pour L. is yet another example of the artistic diversity that Michel appreciates so much.
Michel has also his own projects such as the music group Slang with François Garny and Manuel Hermia. This “ethnic-coltranian” jazz trio has recorded 5 albums yet and has been touring in every corner of the planet.And the new one : Multicolore with Niels Van Hertum on Euphonium and effects and Rodriguez Vangama on Bass and Guitar
Octaves of Music 2005 category Jazz with SLANG
- Latin Percussion - Gewa France
- Tama Drums