David Laborier to perform at Jammin’Juan
Guitar player David Laborier was selected to perform at Jammin’Juan, one of the most important showcase festivals in France and Europe, on November 3rd 2022. Taking place every year in Juan-les-Pins, Jammin’Juan gives artists the opportunity to introduce their projects to French and European professionals during showcases and meetings. David Laborier will present his latest project NE:X:T, released in 2018.
About David Laborier
David Laborier started playing the guitar at the age of 13. He soon developed a passion for this instrument and decided to become a professional musician after further studies at the Conservatoire of the City of Luxembourg. David then studied at the Berklee College of Music in 1995, where he graduated in 1999. An experienced guitarist, arranger and composer, David Laborier is a founding member of the Orchestre National de Jazz Luxembourg. He also played with the trumpet player Gast Waltzing and his band Largo, and he conducted several personal projects. His composition “Fast and Furious” from the album Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Band won the 2010 International Songwriting Competition in the jazz category. Three of David’s arrangements were featured on the album Sings by Beninese diva Angélique Kidjo with the Orchestre Philharmonique Luxembourg conducted by Gast Waltzing. The album won a Grammy Award in 2016 in the category “Best World Music Album”.
In 2018, David Laborier released NE:X:T, an album that features the medium sized sextet format and showcases a musical melting pot of jazz, pop, rock and experimental elements. It is a homogenous co-existence of musical styles resulting in highly accessible colours and atmospheres, rather than giving the listener the impression of an overdone and intellectual arrangement of notes. NE:X:T takes the audience to the stylistic edge of jazz music, even crossing all the boundaries of a classic instrumentation. The melodies of the tunes from NE:X:T sure have a contagious quality to them and will surely find an audience beyond the hardcore jazz aficionados.
In 2019, the album was nominated for two “independent Music Awards” (best song FUNK/FUSION/JAM for “Step Right Up!” and best jazz producer).
Available on WPR Jazz/MIG Music.
David Laborier (guitar) – Marc Huynen (trumper) – Pierre Cocq-Amann (saxophone) – Sebastian « Schlapbe » Flach (bass) – Jérôme Cardynaals (drums)
More information on Jammin’Juan here.