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Stéphane Mercier


Coming from a family surrounded by music and musicians, Stéphane Mercier studied different instruments early on before focusing on the saxophone and the flute, composition and arrangement. After studying at Berklee College of Music in the mid-90’s, he intensively toured with Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, B.Connection, Exile Society...then moved to Brooklyn, NY (95-02), where he played and/or recorded with a.o. Aaron Goldberg, Chris Cheek, Avishai Cohen, Randy Brecker, Jeff Ballard, Ingrid Jensen, Matt Penman,… Stéphane moved to Paris for a couple of years before Brussels, where he currently resides


United Beats

Label: KlapYaHandz Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: United we fall, Hundred Beats,Parallel Universe, Old Pots, New Exotic


Article: Interview

Stephane Mercier: New Saxophone Talent

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This article was originally published at All About Jazz in December 2001. Belgian alto saxophonist Stephane Mercier tolerates no boundaries. “I listened to some cheesy things when I was young--I don't mind. If I like something, I just put it," he proclaims about his approach to music. A new talent in the jazz world, ...

Results for pages tagged "Stephane Mercier"...




An eclectic jazz-funk-fusion band formed in the mid-90’s in Boston MA, B.Konexion consists of some amazing musicians, composer and producers. The group’s first album Don’t Butt in Line was the winner of the prestigious Down Beat Student Music Award (18th Award) as Best Instrumental Jazz Band 1995 (USA). B.Konexion toured in Europe, appearing on festivals in Belgium, Holland, France, Switzerland and Germany.


The band leader/composer/saxophonist/flutist player is Stéphane Mercier from Brussels, Belgium. Stéphane worked, toured and recorded with lots of amazing jazz musicians in small and big band formations such as Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, Chris Cheek, Randy Brecker, Grégoire Maret, Antonio Sanchez, Benny Benack III, Bai Kamara Jr, the Jazz Station Big Band, BZ Sounds, Mango Santamaria, Aaron Goldberg, Jeanfrançois Prins, Jeff Ballard, Adam Deitch, Matt Penman, Vincent Bourgeyx, Darren Beckett, Eric Legnini, Vijay Iyer, Nicolas Thys, Melvin Butler, Avishai Cohen, Bruno Castellucci, Jason Rebello…


Article: Interview

Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto

Read "Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Mauro Gargano, contrabbassista e compositore barese da molti anni residente a Parigi, ha pubblicato nell'ultimo anno e mezzo due album, Nuages e Feed, assai diversi tra loro per formazione, stili e atmosfere, ma entrambi molto interessanti e personali. Siamo andati a parlarne con lui, anche per conoscere la sua storia e quella dei jazzisti italiani trasferitisi ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New music from Adam Kolker plus a selection of recent albums

Read "New music from Adam Kolker plus a selection of recent albums" reviewed by Bob Osborne

There's an international feel to this show with music from around the world. The main focus is on the excellent new release from Adam Kolker. There's also the Anglo-Belgian pairing of the Damon Brown & Stephane Mercier Quintet, Canadian William Chernoff, and from the North West of England a new band from Nick Steed called THR33. ...


Born In The Sky

Label: iOSA
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1. Born in the Sky 03:14 2. Peter Punk 09:39 3. Méliès 04:25 4. Aylan 05:08 5. Sun Tzu 04:27 6. Karmageddon 06:34 7. Gigliola Back in Town 04:15 8. Pomeriggio (con mio padre) 06:13 9. Ostuni 06:14 10. The Land of Black and Grey Cars 06:40


Mo' Avast Band

Label: Note Sonanti
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1-When God put a Smile Upon your Face 05:19 2-Orange 05:12 3-Respiro del Passato 05:29 4-1903 04:56 5-Bass "A" Line 07:29 6-Mars 05:40 7- Turkish Mambo 05:24 8-Rootz 04:42 9-Östersund 03:12 10-Apulia 05:45


Flor De Luna

Label: Blue Moon
Released: 2001
Track listing: Night Meanderings; WGZFM; Half Moon; Flor De Luna; She Sells Sea Shells; Fits and Starts; Avenue A; Samsara; Fool Moon


Article: Album Review

Stephane Mercier: Flor De Luna

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Diversity of experience supplies a foundation for creative innovation. Belgian alto saxophonist Stephane Mercier confirms this axiom on his debut recording for the Fresh Sound/New Talent label. Mercier entered the American jazz scene in 1992 when he moved from Brussels to Boston. Since then he’s straddled both sides of the Atlantic touring and residing in North ...


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