Geraldine Laurent

(born in 1975, France), alto saxophonist, composer. She began her musical studies in classical piano and she began the saxophone at the age of 13 at the conservatory in Niort, her hometown. She studied in the jazz department (with the musician Floris Nico Bunik) and obtained a DEM and a Deug of musicology at the University of Poitiers. In 1999, she moved to Paris and began performing under her name in various jazz groups (the quartet of Charles Christopher Bellonzi or Joneau). She also participated in projects in contemporary dance (in 2003-2004 with the choreographer Régine Chopinot). In 2005, she founded the Time Out Trio with Yoni Zelnik (bass) and Laurent Bataille (drums). Hailed by critics and audiences, the band performed at numerous festivals in France and abroad. She was also invited to perform with musicians of the jazz scene in France. In 2007, she joined the Dreyfus Jazz label (Sony BMG): she released her first album Time Out Trio. Since 2011, she has continued to appear under her name or "sidewoman" she recorded especially with the drummer Jacques Mahieux or the pianists Antoine Hervier Mico Nissim. More recently, she has recorded for the Bee Jazz label, the disc trio, Looking for Parker, the result of a joint project with the guitarist Manu Codjia and the drummer Christophe Marguet. She also worked with singer Terez Montcalm's band for her record I know I'll be alright (universal music).
Recordings: Trio Codjia-Laurent-Marguet, Looking for Parker, Label BeeJazz, April 2013; Mico Nissim Sextet, Ornette, Dolphy tribute consequences, Label Cristal records, March 2011; Jacques Mahieux,  Family life Quartet, Label Circum, December 2011 ); Géraldine Laurent Quartet, Around Gigi (Label Dreyfus jazz, September 2010; Aldo Romano Quartet, Complete communion to Don Cherry, Label Dreyfus jazz, October 2010; Antoine Hervier trio&guests, Label Cristal Records, September 2010; Aldo Romano Quartet, Just Jazz, Label  Dreyfus jazz, May 2008; Géraldine Laurent trio, Time Out Trio, Label Dreyfus jazz, October  2007; Christophe Joneau Quartet, ici & maintenant, 2005.
Awards: 2011, Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et lettres, Ministry of Culture; 2010: French prize of the record of the Academy of Jazz; 2008: Prix Django Reinhardt of the Academy of Jazz; 2008: Victoire du Jazz (Frank Tenot prize); 2008, Trophée culture France «Créateurs sans frontières»; 2006, Django d’or (new talent); 2006: Concours Révélations Jazz in Juan-les-pins, 1st prize (jazz instrumental category) with Time Out Trio.

Contact: geraldine.laurent2.free.fr

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Label: www.disquesdreyfus.com

 

Greta Lindholm

(born 1941) is described as a musician whose instrument is dance. It is characteristic of her approach to dance that she uses the dance form's own power to elevate and support itself, and even its own capacity to contain music. Her performances are presented as seamless, complete shows, in which she performs solo, sometimes with one or two musicians on stage. Eric Bibb, Mattias Helldén, John Surman, Rainer Kuisma, Red Mitchell and Anders Holdar are some of the musicians who have accompanied her performances. During the 60's Lindholm studied Theatre History at Stockholm University, Music at the Daleroze Seminary, Dance at the Ballet Academy of Stockholm, Choreography at the Istitute of Choreography in Stockholm and Mime with Marcel Marceau in Paris. She has written the music to several theatre productions for, among others, Peter Weiss, Alf Sjöberg and Suzanne Osten. Lindholm has also written dance programmes for Swedish television whereof The Silent Voice, could be considered as one of the most important.
Selected works: Konkylie, a bouble concerto for four singers and four dancers, had its premiere in 1986 at Stockholm's Kulturhus.

Gudrun Lund

(born in 1930, in Copenhagen), composer. She studied music, German and English at the Copenhagen Conservatory. After graduating, she took a position teaching at the Copenhagen Day and Evening College of Education (KDAS). Lund began composing in 1975 at the age of 45. At that time she continued her studies in composition with Svend S. Schultz and Morgens Winkel Holm. In 1983-84 she studied at Hartt College of Music, University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, Usa.
Selected works: Three Pieces for Horn; Piano Trip op. 67; Five Dialogues, Six Duos Op.40 for trumpet; Clarinet trio for clarinet, viola and piano; Talks, op.136 for flute, clarinet and bassoon. Her music has been recorded and issued on CD, including: New Danish Woodwind Music Audio CD Paula Records; 10 Suggestive ulterances, 1994, for female voice, flute, cello and accordion.