Over the years, Mark Guiliana has acquired a formidable pedigree making him one of our favorite drummers on the scene today. Aside from work with his own band, Beat Music, and the now defunct Heernt, Guiliana has been a co-conspirator to the fabled Brad Mehldau in their Mehliana project as well as a full-fledged member of Jason Lindner’s Now vs. Now and Donny McCaslin’s band. This is without mentioning his prolonged stint with bassist Avishai Cohen and his cameo on Phronesis’ Alive! as well as the rest of his work as a sideman for various other artists. Watch a new video of Guiliana in action revisiting “Locked in a Basement” and “Make Me Dance”, from his days with Heernt, for Vic Firth below the jump.
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.