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News

July => Busy Month part 2
03 Jun 2017

This year again let’s meet at AJMi’s Têtes de Jazz
July 10th till 15th at 10:30 am OZMA Movie Concert
July 9th till 12th at 9:30 pm OZMA 5tet

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July => Busy Month part 1
03 Jun 2017

1/07 Jardins en Scène / Marck
2/07 Wolfijazz festival / Wolfisheim
8/07 Charlie Jazz / Vitrolles

 

 

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2017 International Jazz Day in Avignon
10 May 2017

First pictures of a great evening at the AJMi

Next shows in Avignon from July 9th till 15th for the Têtes de Jazz Festival

 

 

 

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Welcome Gift !
16 May 2017

We are very happy to see you here !

As a welcome gift : OZMA’s 6 albums in HD MP3 for only 30 euros !

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Next concert on April 30th in Avignon !
16 May 2017

Next show OZMA at the AJMi for the INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

Check it out ! HERE

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First News => New Website !!
16 May 2017

Yeayy !! Welcome on OZMA’s brand new website, the only place on earth where you can listen to ALL OZMA’s music !

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Agenda


  • 10/09/2017
    OZMA 5tet @ BATOJAZZ FESTIVAL "Welcome Home"
    Chanaz, France

  • 07/11/2017
    OZMA Movie Concert @ EC SAINT-GREGOIRE : "Three Ages" by Buster Keaton
    Munster, France

  • 11/11/2017
    OZMA 3io @ BESSANCOURT : "1914-1918"
    Bessancourt, France

  • 17/03/2018
    OZMA 4tet @ CDBM : "Le Monde Perdu"
    Le Perreux-Sur-Marne, France

  • 09/11/2018
    OZMA 3io @ LE PALACE : "1914-1918"
    Montataire, France

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Music

  • WELCOME HOME 2016
    WELCOME HOME
    2016 / Cristal Records

    The return of the trombone in OZMA after two albums as a quartet. “Welcome Home” is all the class and flippancy of five cheeky guys with masterful technique, a good dose of humor and emotion, probing, nervous melodies, pop anthems, formidable grooves, wild growls, whispered secrets, ravaging riffs, surplus energy, devilish jousts, counterparts with counterpoints, dreamlike countries and sonic explosions.

    Tam de Villiers (guitar)
    Julien Soro (saxophones)
    Guillaume nuss (trombone)
    Stéphane Scharlé (drums) composition *
    Edouard Séro-Guillaume (bass) composition **
    Purchase album
  • NEW TALES 2013
    NEW TALES
    2013 / Juste Une Trace

    The music of New Tales tells the story of a fictional character, a modern vagabond who decides to travel the world and discover it with his own eyes, in all its splendor but also sometimes all its ugliness. OZMA presents a new repertoire that captivates with strength and passion, and opens up new sound horizons, adding voice, keyboard and electronics to its instrumentarium.

    Adrien Dennefeld (guitar, effects, voice)
    Stéphane Scharlé (drums, laptop, voice)
    Édouard Séro-Guillaume (bass, keyboards, voice)
    David Florsch (saxophone, effects, voice)
    Purchase album
  • PEACEMAKER 2011
    PEACEMAKER
    2011 / Juste une Trace

    An album inspired by travels around the world, evocations of major works and barely veiled claims. A true musical hinge between the past, the present and an uncertain future. The imaginary developed in this 3rd opus takes us through Pop, Rock and Modern Jazz horizons whose thread is the improvisation and spontaneity of young musicians in full maturity.

    Adrien Dennefeld (guitar)
    Stéphane Scharlé (drums)
    Edouard Séro-Guillaume (bass)
    David Florsch (saxophone)
    Purchase album
  • STRANGE TRAFFIC 2009
    STRANGE TRAFFIC
    2009 / Juste Une Trace

    An incisive and colorful album with original compositions nourished with live energy and projecting a mutant jazz. Lyrical and uncompromising choruses, frenzied collective improvisations, themes that sometimes flirt with blues, instrumental pop-rock, free-funk, calypso …

    David Florsch (saxophones)
    Matthias Mahler (trombone)
    Adrien Dennefeld (guitar)
    Edouard Séro-Guillaume (bass, voice)
    Stéphane Scharlé (drums)
    + Pascal Schumacher (Vibraphone) on “Nana Bozo” and “Vilnusian Dance”, Jean Louis Marchand (Clar), Thomas Frand (Sop), Claude Spennlehauer (Bar), Christophe Rieger (Alto), Guillaume Nuss (Tuba) on “The Wizard”
    Purchase album
  • ELECTRIC TAXI LAND 2007
    ELECTRIC TAXI LAND
    2007 / Juste Une Trace

    Inherited from the freedom of rock, the rigor of the swing, without forgetting a good dose of groove and a group spirit. Timeless flights, raging pests, “Electric Taxi Land” teems with winks. A modern fusion that neither Frank Zappa nor George Clinton would deny, and for which Julien Lourau and Steve Coleman would most likely feel more than sympathy … Dave Holland in quintet too!

    David Florsch (saxophones)
    Guillaume Nuss (trombone)
    Adrien Dennefeld (guitar)
    Edouard Séro-Guillaume (bass, voice)
    Stéphane Scharlé (drums)
    Purchase album
  • OZMA 2005
    OZMA
    2005 Selfproduced
    OZMA’s first album ! A yellow taxi, a disused highway, a sceaming radio … Road-movie of grooves, strange traffic of blowers, waves, percussion … Timeless flights, raging pests, the music of OZMA swarms with clinks to jazz-rock and hip hop syncopations.
    David Florsch (saxophones)
    Guillaume Nuss (trombone)
    Adrien Dennefeld (guitar)
    Edouard Séro-Guillaume (bass, voice)
    Stéphane Scharlé (drums)
    Purchase album

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about

One foot in the liberty of jazz, the other in electro’s trance, both hands covered in greasy rock
OZMA is an energetic quintet driven by Stéphane Scharlé on drums and Edouard Séro-Guillaume on the bass.
The band has shared an adventurous and yet accessible music through 6 albums, multiple creations and more than 300 concerts on 4 continents
  • STÉPHANE SCHARLÉ / 
    Drums - Composition

    STÉPHANE SCHARLÉ / Drums - Composition

    Impressive athlete with ceaseless energy, armed with a personality which charms through its dynamism. He is the supervisor of nuance and narration. He pulls the group from piano to forte with only the force of his drumsticks; a sensitive and crystalline colorist with lightning reflexes. Under the hood, he has a motor made of metal and granite which roars of telluric rock, which he unleashes only when necessary.

  • ÉDOUARD SÉRO-GUILLAUME / 
    Bass - Composition

    ÉDOUARD SÉRO-GUILLAUME / Bass - Composition

    A weakness for science fiction, a love of the imaginary, he loves losing himself in stories that excite the neurons and that much is audible. Ingenious architect, his bass is endlessly inventing harmonic progressions which alter the baroque and push and shove the pop versions. Between serious lows and bantering high notes, he unchains the soloists, occasionally scolding them; he inserts himself in phrases extracted from the earth and softens their landing by creating large, comfortable spaces.

  • JULIEN SORO / 
    Saxophones

    JULIEN SORO / Saxophones

    Formidable ping-pong player, gastronomic expert, he eats up music in momentous proportions, he is delighted and nourished by it. He plays what he hears and he hears quite a bit. Once he has his sax in hand, his implication is total. His discourse is personal and singular, a powerful proposition without being overbearing. Eloquent and funny, on stage he is like he is when hosting a dinner: generous and gluttonous, perhaps a bit moody, yet assuredly moving.

     

  • GUILLAUME NUSS / 
    Trombone

    GUILLAUME NUSS / Trombone

    Olympian handyman, insatiable partier, Bond-like seducer, each note of his trombone hits the bullseye. His groove is relentless, his lyricism is poignant, and he juggles the obvious, the appropriate and the exact and never misses. His trombone has a suave and delicate touch but he also knows how to “peel the wallpaper off the walls” when he has to! His perfect pitch serves his roaring horn.

  • TAM DE VILLIERS / 
    Guitar

    TAM DE VILLIERS / Guitar

    Tireless orator, politics and history buff, this English guitarist dreams music, lives in an immense interior world from which emerges an incorruptible and fuliginous musical thought. With his sort of convulsive, calming beauty, he astonishes through his stupefying, volcanic virtuosity. Still, his naïve pop accompaniments are reassuring, enveloping the group’s sound in his passionate universe.


Press

  • "One of the «sure bets» of young world jazz."
    ROCK & FOLK (FEV 2017)


  • "One of the ten jazz albums to listen to before 2017"
    LES INROCKS (FEV 2017)


  • "Among the best jazz albums of 2016"
    JAZZNEWS (NOV 2016)

     

     


  • "Their music is strong and intense, and with a fascinating complexity."
    JAZZTHETIC (JANV 2017)


  • "4 stars album in 2016, revelation album in 2012"
    JAZZMAG/JAZZMAN


  • "OZMA play (…) their last album, one of the bests released in 2012."
    LIBERATION (DEC 2012)

     


  • "OZMA offers us another musical universe. (…) with no doubt, their master stroke."
    LES ECHOS (DEC 2012)


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Contact

OZMA CONTACT

Stéphane Scharlé
Phone : white
stephane@ozma.fr

BOOKING

Julie Cottier
Phone : + 33 6 44 10 55 24
diffusion@lacompagnietangram.fr

PRODUCTION

Estelle Coupey
Phone : + 33 6 27 05 28 42
production@lacompagnietangram.fr

LABEL

Marion Gensane
Phone : + 33 5 46 44 83 84
marion.gensane@cristalgroupe.com

FRENCH PRESS

Muriel Vandenbossche
Phone : + 33 6 80 63 90 73
muriel@muvdb.com

GSA PRESS

Judith Kobus
Phone : +49 177 64 33 372
info@cubus-music.de