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What I AM / Ichiro Onoe Quartet  



Today Ichiro Onoe invites you to discover his original compositions and  his project "What I Am" – The musical itinerary he has been writing through his life – peculiar, diversified, eclectic. And with his quartet,  the musicians that he really loves to play with. Geoffrey Secco (tenor sax), Ludovic Allainmat (piano) and Damien Varaillon (double bass). The music is filled with emotions and colors of life…..



Geoffrey Secco (Tenor Sax)   

After studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Geoffrey Secco multiplies the collaborations  :  Charles Aznavour (2012 tour), Tony Allen (2012), Yannick Noa (2010), Patricia Kaas (2009-2010 tour), Manu Dibango, Tito Puentes (2007-2012 tours & CDs), Pascal Obispo (2007 tour), Beat Assaillant (2004-2006), TV live «the Voice» (2012), «dans avec les stars» (2011 & 2012 season), telethon (2011), «la nouvelle star» (2007)…

Today at age 32,  he presents an original music which jazz, soul, rock, hip-hop and electro criss-crosses in an universe of hybridization and improvisation.



Ludovic Allainmat  (Piano)

Born in Clamart in 1980. At age 5 he studied the classical piano  at Conservatoire d'Issy-les-Moulineaux. At age 15, he was interested in jazz and studied with Ludovic De Preissac. At age 17, he had a master-class with Michel Petrucciani who complimented his left hand playing.

He performed in many places like : Jazz à Vienne, Jazz à Marciac, Shangai Jazz Festival, Duc des Lombards, Sunset/Sunside… He played with : Glenne Ferris, Nicolas Folmer, Jean-Loup Longnon, Frank Lacy, Baptiste Herbin, Raoul De Souza, François Laudet …

Ludovic belongs to the pianists who have combined the tradition with the modernity. His influences are Oscar Peterson, Bill Evanse, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea.                      


Damien Varaillon

Damien Varaillon-Labotie (Double Bass)

He enrolled in the IEP of Aix after a year of preparatory class. At the same time he studied DEUG in musicology. He won the classical and jazz double bass prizes with high honors and accepted to study in the jazz class of the CNSM in Paris

Multiple artistic collaborations recordings of jazz albums, international tours (South Korea, Mexico, West African coast, Japan, Europe ...), music to images, radio creation for France culture, big band, symphony orchestras (Orchestre de Cannes, Opéra de Marseille ...) second prize for a jazz group at La Défense, winner of the crest jazz , st germain and Golden jazz trophy competitions, professor at the music academy of smith college in Northampton in the United States.





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