Ambrose Akinmusire needs no introduction. Winner of the prestigious 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Akinmusire has since then release two albums for Blue Note Records and, just a few days ago, received one of twenty Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. Watch a one hour set by Akinmusire and his band, filmed last May at the Like a Jazz Machine Festival in Luxembourg. The band features Sam Harris on piano, Harish Raghavan on bass, Justin Brown on drums and Charles Altura on guitar. Video courtesy of Arte expires May 16.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food and he is the proud chef and co-owner of a little restaurant in Brittany, France.