concert simon mary

Simon Mary has been a major figure of Nantes jazz for more than two decades. Active in all styles, including jazz (Médéric Collignon, Baptiste Trotignon, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Potts…) but also pop (Alexis HK, Philippe Katerine, Miossec, Leïla Hussoud…), he is an indisputable actor of the French music scene. As proof, his incredible discography: more than 60 albums and twice nominated to the Victoires de la Musique for one of his projects! He presents at the Rendez-Vous de l’Erdre his new project Acoustic Power: new compositions, a new group with musicians from different backgrounds. The writing borrows from jazz, world music – particularly from India and Eastern Europe – but also from the late 20th century classical music (Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Terry Riley would not feel far from home), the whole thing leaving a large share to improvisation.