Nelly Pouget

(born in 1955, Burgundy, Dijon, France), saxophonist, jazz woman, composer. She studied saxophone at the conservatory with Jean-Marie Londeix. In a preoccupation of a big liberation in creation and expression, she realised performances on the movement, voice, space, builds musical instruments, works for children’s theatre, lived in Africa, Europe. She essentially presents her own creations motivated by current events, and nourished by her spiritual quest. She started to lead in 1982 with Sunny Murray 1991 CD Le Dire, in 1992 Jazz Festival Dudelange Luxembourg, Foyer Boris Vian Les-Ulis, Maubel Galabru Theater Paris, Espace 1789 St-Ouen. She led a Duo with the Belgium drummer Micheline Pelzer from 1993 to 1995 Tourcoing Jazz Festival, A M R Geneva Switzerland, Bern Switzerland, Tours France, Mont de Marsan France, Bruges and Thorout Belgium. In 1993, she played with Horace Tapscott and led a septet for the second CD Le Vivre with Andrew Cyrille, Michel Godard, Gérard Siracusa, Kent Carter, Jean-François Jenny-Clark. In 1994, she lived in Los Angeles and played at the 'World Stage' with Horace Tapscott, David Bryant, Darryl Moore, '5th Street Dick's' played with Nat Morgan and met Vinny Golia. In 1995, she led an international quartet with James Lewis, Noah Rosen and Makoto Sato. On Junes 15th 1996, a music video of this quartet was realised live at the Procreart Paris. In 1997, she recorded with Marilyn Crispell a new CD Le Voir. In 1998, she led a Duo with Sunny Murray Francfort Festival, played in Solo at the Contemporary Art Center of Vassivière. In 1999, she played in solo at the Culture Center of Limoges, Europa Jazz Festival of Le-Mans, recorded her first solo CD Fraîcheur Cuivrée.
Recordings: 1999, Fraîcheur Cuivrée Nelly Pouget, CD, K7 audio, K7 vidéo pal et sécam ref HL 27999 Minuit Regards; 1997, Le Voir Nelly Pouget, CD, K7 ref LS 27972 Minuit Regards; 1996, Nelly Pouget Quartet Live at Procreart Paris, Videomusic ref MH 27296 Minuit Regards; 1993, Le Vivre Nelly Pouget, CD, LP ref LH 27292 Minuit Regards; 1991, Le Dire Nelly Pouget, CD ref FH 17282 Minuit Regards.
Distributors: French DAM, IMPRO JAZZ, japanese Y T T, german OPEN DOOR, U S A CADENCE, Belgian LOWLAND.