Stéphane Belmondo

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Stéphane Belmondo at the INNtöne Jazzfestival 2019

Stéphane Belmondo (born July 8, 1967 in Solliès-Toucas ) is a French jazz musician ( trumpet and flugelhorn ).

Belmondo first learned the accordion , but soon switched to the trumpet. Since 1986 he lived in Paris , where he was influenced by Éric Le Lann .

In 1987 he played in the Big Band Lumiéres of Laurent Cugny , on two albums of this band with Gil Evans . Belmondo also played in the Orchester National de Jazz under Laurent Cugny ( Hommage a Miles Davis 1994). From 1990 he played with his brother, the saxophonist Lionel Belmondo . In 1993 the brothers founded their own hard-bop-oriented quintet. In 1994 they accompanied Dee Dee Bridgewater on their tour (album Love and Peace on Verve 1994). In 1993 they released their first album Lionel et Stéphane Belmondo Quintet in their own production, 1994 For all friends (Challenge), 1999 Infinity (on Shai Records). They played u. a. with Andy Emler ( Sombritude 1999), Stéphane Grappelli ( Michel Legrand et Stephane Grappelli 1992), Michel Legrand (Big Band albums 1995, 1999), Sylvain Luc , Marcel Azzola , Boulou Ferré and Elios Ferré ( Parisian Passion 2006), Simon Goubert .

Stéphane Belmondo, 2010

In 2004 his album Wonderland was released on B-flat Records, for which he received a Les Victoires du Jazz . The album is dedicated to the music of Stevie Wonder .

In 2007 his quintet included Laurent Fickelson on piano and Fender Rhodes , Paul Imm on bass and Laurent Robin on drums.

In 1994 the brothers received the Prix ​​Django Reinhardt . For their album Hymne au Soleil , the brothers won both the Les Victoires du Jazz Prize (2004) and the 2003 Prix ​​Boris Vian . Another Les Victoires du Jazz followed in 2006 for Influence with Yusef Lateef .

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