Jérémy Dumont Trio

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- Filigranes – Av. des Arts 39-42, 1040 Bruxelles
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- La Boîte à Musique – Coudenberg 74, 1000 Bruxelles
- Caroline Musique – Boulevard Anspach 101, 1000 Bruxelles
- Once upon a Time – Place Communale 21, 1630 Linkebeek
- Parachute Jump – Chée de Waterloo 579, 1050 Bruxelles
- Tea Box – Rue Edith Cavell 216, 1180 Bruxelles

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01 The project

BACKGROUND

Having been awarded first place at the contest of the ‘Young Performers’ of Comblain-la-Tour in 2012, the Jérémy Dumont Trio performs on the main stages of the Belgian Jazz scene. The repertoire of Jérémy Dumont’s personal compositions reaches full maturity with the release of the Trio’s first album in November 2014 recorded at the Igloo Studio and produced by Daniel Léon.

VISIONS FOR THE TRIO’S FUTURE

The Jérémy Dumont Trio is evolving and aims to offer through its own style and creativity a new listening pleasure to the audience of the Jazz scene. They want to continue to create music that embraces different influences and cultures and strive to gain recognition by the sharing of their enthusiasm.

02 The 1st album

RESURRECTION

Resurrection takes its title from one of the compositions on the album. The title suggests the idea of a new beginning, the transformation that occurs with a new stage of life. Having spent several years creating, experimenting, meeting and playing with other artists and composing, Jérémy Dumont wanted to incorporate in this album his own personality as well as all that has inspired him. The goal of this first album is to share the result of these years of research, reflection, effort and accomplishment and expresses the various emotions that he experienced on this journey.
The release of ‘Resurrection’ is a pinnacle, an important step in his path as a creative artist. Enriched by these experiences, encounters, discoveries and the realization of this album, Jérémy is looking forward with pleasure, longing and enthusiasm to what the future holds.

THE STYLE

The Jérémy Dumont Trio is moved by great musicians like Chick Corea, Brad Meldhau, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Avishai  Cohen and Robert Glasper. The result is a modern Jazz, respectful of its traditions, inspired by great contemporary masters. The Jérémy Dumont Trio has created a highly contemporary, upbeat, romantic and creative style. Their swing or groove pieces are beautifully intense and express a lot of emotion in their melodies.

03 The musicians

JÉRÉMY DUMONT, PIANO, COMPOSITION

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Jérémy Dumont was born in Brussels on June 26, 1987. He started playing the violin at the age of 5. For a while he was a member of the Choir at the ‘Maîtrise of the RTBF’ and started learning to play the piano at the age of 12 with concert pianist Karin Lechner. He finished secondary school in the section of classical piano at the Arthur Grumiaux Conservatory in Charleroi,  complementing his education with a Jazz improvisation course taught by Thomas de Prins at the Jacques-Dalcrose Academy. This led to his decision to pursue Jazz. He studied for a year at the JazzStudio in Antwerp and participated in several clinics in Belgium and abroad while at the same time taking private classical piano classes with Geneviève Vandermeulen and jazz piano classes with Ivan Paduart and Eric Vermeulen. His encounter  with the Greats of Belgian Jazz seduced him and he enrolled in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels  to study with Eric Legnini. He graduated  with distinction in his Masters course in 2013 whilst giving numerous concerts in various venues in Belgium, France and Luxemburg and aspires to perfect his education abroad.
During his musical journey he explored different styles, mostly derivatives of Jazz and founded several ensembles:  The Jérémy Dumont Quartet, soon renamed The Unexpected 4, Jérémy Dumont Trio, Solid Steps Quintet (a tribute to the very first album by American saxophonist Joe Lovano, recorded in Belgium in 1987), Brussels Pop Masters (a collective of musicians whose repertoire was entirely based on ad lib compositions including jazz funk hip hop) which evolved into JD’s & X-Project to finish as Soul Triggers. He has also been involved in numerous projects as sideman.
He was awarded first prize for ‘Jeunes Talents’ at the ‘Dinant Jazz Nights’ 2010 (Belgium) with his quartet, first prize of ‘Jeunes Formations’ at the Festival of Comblain-la Tour 2012 (Belgium) with his Trio, he was a finalist in ‘Le Concours International de Piano Boris Vian’ in Ville-d’Avray (France) in November 2012 and finally Jérémy was nominated by ‘SABAM-Jeunesses Musicales Jazz Award 2013′.

FABIO ZAMAGNI, DRUMS

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Fabio Zamagni was born on July 21, 1987. He started playing drums at the age of 13. Five years later, he began musical studies and immediately favoured Jazz. After his first year at the Jazz Studio in Antwerp he changed his course and enrolled at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
During his studies, he had the honour to be taught by some of the biggest drummers in Belgian Jazz, namely Bruno Castelucci, Jan de Haas, Thomas Grimmonprez, Antoine Cirri, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Xavier Rogé and others. In 2012 he won with the Jérémy Dumont Trio first prize for  ’Jeunes Formations’ at the Festival of Comblain-la-Tour in Belgium.  Currrently he is on stage with various bands playing modern Jazz, groove, soul and funk.  He has performed with artists like Jérémy Dumont, Igor Gehenot, Paolo Loveri, Benoît Vanderstraeten, Charles Loos, Stephane Mercier, Michel Paré, Sam Gerstmans, Lorenzo di Maio, Chrysel Wauthier, Laurent Melnyk, Adrien Volant, Joachim Caffonnette and others. He is also a member of the Jérémy Dumont Trio and the Laurent Melnyk Trio/Quartet.

VICTOR FOULON, DOUBLE BASS

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Having graduated in both instruments, we now find him on the double bass in projects going from traditional swing to more contemporary jazz. His guitar skills are used to develop his interest in world-wide music. In 2010 he received the first prize of “Jeunes Formations” at the festival of Comblain-la-Tour with the Evan Surya quartet (guitar) then in 2012 with «Saying Somethin Quartet» (double bass).
You might have heard him play with Bob Mover (US), Nicola Andrioli, Jean Paul Estieveneard, Quentin Liégois, Michel Paré, Dominco Sana (IT), Lorenzo Di Maio, Chrystel Wautier, Frederic Malampré, Kenny Jeanney, Thibaut François (FR), Andrea Molinari (IT), Jerome Klein, Toine Thys, Maayan Smith, Mathias De Wael, Mathieu Vandenabeele, Jerome Baudart, Manu Bonetti Sabin Todorov, Jeremy Dumont, Thomas Mayade, Dorian Dumont, Matteo Carola, Mathieu Robert, Armando Luango, Julien Delbrouck, Laurent Barbier, Joachim Caffonnette, Florent Géniaux, Tom Bourgeois, Margaux Vranken, Martin Méreau, Kathu Adam, Charlotte Danhier, Seb Duthoit, Hibou (Simon Beriaux) …

FABRICE ALLEMAN, SAXOPHONE (SPECIAL GUEST)

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‘I wanted to be accompanied by a brass instrument for certain pieces. In fact, some compositions benefit and are more melodious when enriched by an additional instrument. My first choice was the saxophone’.

Why Fabrice Alleman?
‘During my years at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, I was lucky to be guided by Fabrice in several subjects, particularly ‘combos’. I got to know him well and learnt to understand his way of conceiving music. I was impregnated with the excellence of his inspiration as well as with the extraordinary sonority and musicality that he has both at the tenor sax and the soprano, the two instruments that seem to best fit my album. I chose to share this fabulous experience with him. Fabrice had confidence in me and we had the good fortune to create these musical exchanges that you will find on this album. Thanks to his enthusiasm, his coherence and his respect for the tonality of this album, he adds harmony, colour and warmth and I kindly thank him for his complicity during this recording.’ – Jérémy Dumont

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