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News

First Time in Egypt!
30 Oct 2023

We had an amazing trip to Egypt, check out our Socials for more pictures

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Colmar Jazz festival
20 Sep 2023

We had great fun sharing the stage with Hugo Diaz and Daniel Migliosi, two young and talented cats!

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Greek Tour
18 May 2023

Back from a whirlwind tour of Greece, with a highlight concert at the Athens Jazz Festival in front of 7,000 people.

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OZMA à Jazzahead 2023
30 Apr 2023

Stéphane Scharlé convoque un OZMA spécial avec Nabou Claerhout (tb), Julien Soro (sax), Teis Semey (g), Édouard Séro-Guillaume (b), Daniel Migliosi (tpt), Hugo Diaz (sax), Maxime Bender (sax)

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OZMA Europe Tour
13 Mar 2023

The quintet will be performing in Germany, Poland, Brussels and in Paris, France.

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OZMA dans le Post!
03 Dec 2022

Merci Mr J. West pour ce bel article ! Voir onglet presse ou ici

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20 YEARS!
15 Jun 2022

Here we are !! Follow our 20 years retrospective on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM!

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Summer Tour !
15 Jun 2021

We are back on the road! Ukraine, France, Spain, Germany… Check out the nexts concerts on our AGENDA

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New Live Series
15 Jun 2021

We are happy to unveil “A Leila”, first title of our new live series called : Road Trip Live Show

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Fall Release Tour
02 Oct 2020

After 7 month without any gig, OZMA is back on the road ! Check out the concerts

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First Release Parties !
24 Feb 2020

The first tour dates of Hyperlapse are announced in the AGENDA just below!

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Hyperlapse is out !
08 Feb 2020

Very proud to unveil our 7th studio album on this link !!

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First Single!
10 Jan 2020

We are glad to share the first single of our upcoming album Hyperlapse, Check it out here

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Tournée Amerique Latine !
02 Oct 2019

Première fois au Paraguay et au Brésil pour OZMA ! Hâte de jouer au Asujazz, Lapa Jazz et Sesc Jazz festivals

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Launching our first webseries!
10 Sep 2019

Discover High, Far and Loud, OZMA’s webseries that traces one year of world tour! On the menu: fun, amazing landscapes and a lot of music 😉

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Jazzahead! Livestream
24 Apr 2019

On April 26th at midnight we will perform at the biggest jazz fair in Europe. The concert will be livestreamed on our facebook page => @ozmajazz, check it out !

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Dino Attack!
20 Feb 2019

These next Months OZMA is on French Tour with the movie concert THE LOST WORLD, see the agenda

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Showcase at Jazzahead 2019
15 Jan 2019

40 bands for 764 applications!!! OZMA has been selected to showcase it’s new repertoire at the « European Jazz Meeting » in Bremen this April!

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HYPERLAPSE Recording
15 Jan 2019

A few days ago we recorded our new album HYPERLAPSE @ Downtown Studios in Strasburg. It will be released in Nov 2019 on Cristal Records / Sony Music Distribution

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Indian tour
30 Nov 2018

We have arrived in India for the last part ouf or 2018 world tour, here are the concerts!

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Indonesia tour
10 Nov 2018

This november, we’re heading for Indonesia ! 6 concerts and a meeting with local musicians. Check out our agenda !

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China tour
01 Oct 2018

This October we’ll discover China for the first time, 11 concerts from Harbin to Hangzhou ! Check out our agenda

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One night in Brussels
09 Sep 2018

On September 29th, OZMA will play at the Saint Jazz festival. Sharing the evening with amazing Reggie Washington

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After the Summer Break
09 Sep 2018

After a chilly summer, the whole crew is ready for a crazy Asian Fall Tour !

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Southern Africa Tour
05 Jun 2018

In June we don’t stop ! Soon we’ll be on the road again in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia & Lesotho ! Check out the agenda !

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Europe Tour !
03 May 2018

OZMA will tour through Germany, Austria, Hungary and Czech Republic from 11th till 26th of May, check out the tour dates !!

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OZMA in Morrocco
03 May 2018

Late April, OZMA created and presented in Marrakech a first step of it’s new Photo-concert CROSSROADS on the work of Leila Alaoui

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2018 Offer !
14 Feb 2018

To celebrate this new year and the release of our first live album, check out this special offer :

7 OZMA HD digital albums for only 35 euros !

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A wonderful year !
01 Feb 2018

2018 => World Tour ! => Morocco, Central Europe, South Africa & Asia !

Until then check out this vidéo !!

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The first OZMA live release !
21 Nov 2017

Recorded in Avignon in April 2017

check it out here

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Next concerts !
21 Nov 2017

07/12 OZMA 5tet @ Bix Jazzclub, Stuttgart, De
08/12 OZMA 5tet @ Jazzschmiede, Düsseldorf, De

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Back to School !!
30 Aug 2017

OZMA is back on track with concerts at the great Batojazz Festival in Chanaz (Fr) and later in September for an amazing Colombian Tour !

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OZMA Avignon 2017
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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OZMA Jazzdor 2016
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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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


  • 22/06/2024
    OZMA - NEW ALBUM @ STRASBOURG
    Strasbourg / France

  • 24/06/2024
    OZMA - NEW ALBUM - RECORDING SESSIONS
    Beaubec-la-rosière / France

  • 11/07/2024
    SCHARLÉ - SOLO MOVIE CONCERT @ AVIGNON
    Avignon / France

  • 12/07/2024
    SCHARLÉ - SOLO MOVIE CONCERT @ AVIGNON
    Avignon / France

  • 13/07/2024
    SCHARLÉ - SOLO MOVIE CONCERT @ AVIGNON
    Avignon / France

  • 17/08/2024
    SARKABA @ ROCHESSON
    Rochesson / France

  • 20/09/2024
    OZMA - CROSSROADS @ BEIRUT - TBA
    Bayrut / Lebanon

  • 29/11/2024
    SARKABA @ BOURG SAINT MAURICE
    Bourg-saint-maurice / France

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Music

  • HYPERLAPSE 2020
    HYPERLAPSE
    2020 Label Cristal Records & Berthold Records

    Composed by drummer Stéphane Scharlé, OZMA 7th album HYPERLAPSE is a bewitching and jubilant road book dedicated to ten cities crossed by the band during an incredible 2018 tour.

    Stéphane Scharlé (drums – compositions)
    Edouard Séro-Guillaume (bass – keyboards)
    Julien Soro (saxophone – keyboards)
    Guillaume nuss (trombone fx)
    Tam de Villiers (guitar)
    Purchase album
  • OZMA ON FIRE (Live) 2017
    OZMA ON FIRE (Live)
    2017 Ajmilive Series

    OZMA’s first Live release in more than 15 years of touring. Recorded at the AJMi Jazz Club in Avignon on April 30th 2017 this Live shows the playing pleasure and craziness of the quintet. The roof is on fire !!

    Tam de Villiers (guitar)
    Julien Soro (saxophones)
    Guillaume nuss (trombone)
    Stéphane Scharlé (drums) composition *
    Edouard Séro-Guillaume (bass) composition **
    Purchase album
  • 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 **
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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”
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  • 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

Imagine John Coltrane playing with Rage Against The Machine, Ravi Shankar jamming with Pink Floyd or Amon Tobin remixing a New Orleans fanfare…
OZMA is a supercharged quintet led by drummer Stéphane Scharlé. A music both adventurous and accessible that the group has been able to share through 8 albums, multiple creations and more than 500 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

    ÉDOUARD SÉRO-GUILLAUME / Bass

    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.

  • MUSINA ÉBOBISSÉ / 
    Saxophone

    MUSINA ÉBOBISSÉ / Saxophone

    Born in 1990, Musina grew up in Strasbourg, where he was introduced to music at an early age. He began playing the saxophone at the age of 8 at the Strasbourg Conservatoire.
    In 2008, he joined the Jazz and Improvised Music department of the CRR de Strasbourg, where he studied with Eric Watson, Michael Alizon, Philippe Aubry and Bernard Struber.
    Struber, and passed his DEM in 2012! At the same time, he is studying sociology at the University of Strasbourg, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 2012. Involved in the
    Strasbourg scene, Musina is developing his versatility and experience in different styles.

    In 2013, he entered the Jazz Institute in Berlin, where he studied with musicians such as Jim Black, John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen and Peter Weniger. Inspired by the
    Berlin jazz scene, he performed there regularly between 2014 and 2019 with various bands and projects.

    Musina wins second prize at the International Jazz Composition Competition in Katowice in 2018. He returns to France and settles in Paris between 2019 and 2020.
    August 2019 sees the release of “Timeprints”, his first quintet album as leader, on the critically acclaimed German label Double Moon, nominated for the Deutsche Jazz Preis in
    2021.! In 2020, he takes part in the Berlin albums! DIKY LYS by Ganna and Liquid Circle by Hans Anselm Big Bang. He releases two albums with his solo project Blendreed (ambient),
    “Moonstreet” (2021) and “Tales of Tides”(2022).

    Since 2019, Musina has been playing and touring regularly as sideman and leader in Europe alongside Ganna, Musina Ebobissé Quintet, Olga Amelchenko, Kemaca Kinetic, Ozma,
    Thomas de Pourquery, James Morrisson, Joko, Thijs de Klijn and other projects. His Berlin quintet’s second album, “Engrams”, will be released in March 2023 on the Jazzdor Series label.

     

  • DANIEL JOURAVSKY / 
    Keyboards

    DANIEL JOURAVSKY / Keyboards

    Having long wondered what he wanted to do with his ten fingers after graduating from conservatories in classical and jazz piano, Daniel (or Dan, as he calls himself) is now an electronic musician and sound designer. He recently worked for the theater, in a piece entitled “Sorgue”, a nocturnal voyage in electronic song, co-created and performed at the Hall de la Chanson in 2023 (revived in 2024). Navigating between numerous technical and stylistic influences, knowledge of his sound sources is of paramount importance to him. He works intensively with PureData and Max/MSP software. He builds and codes controllers and synthesizers, so he can get to grips with the innards of the sonic entities he brings together in his performances. Finally, the audio/video relationship is an important area of work for this young musician, as he believes that the appreciation of a musical work today depends on its visual context. He therefore creates audio-reactive visual works that seek to touch the listener/spectator by appealing to their heightened attention. He joined the OZMA group in 2023, eager to discover new musical horizons.
    You can discover his work on his instagram page @dandandandannn.

  • MARTIN FERREYROS / 
    Guitar

    MARTIN FERREYROS / Guitar

    Martin FERREYROS, born in 1994, is a multi-influenced electric guitarist.After studying classical piano for 10 years, he took up guitar on his own, before entering the CRR de Paris, where he studied with Manu Codjia.At the same time, he played with François Janneau in Soundpainting ensembles.

    He entered the jazz section of the CNSM de Paris under the direction of Riccardo del Fra. After graduating, he devoted himself entirely to performing, accompanying artists of all styles (jazz with Riccardo del Fra and Rémi Vignolo, hip hop and musique actuelle with artists such as Nemir, Dynos and Lord Esperanza).

    He is also very active in the emerging jazz groups of his generation. He also honors his Peruvian roots by playing regularly with major artists on the Peruvian scene (MIGUEL BALUMBROSIO, KIKE LARREA, etc.).


Press

  • "OZMA brings its ‘playful’ jazz to the U.S."
    WASHINGTON POST (November 2022)


  • "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 : +33667925020
scharle.stephane@gmail.com

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 FR

Samira Ben-Embarek
Phone : + 33 5 46 44 83 84
samira.ben@cristalgroupe.com

PUBLISHING

Eric Debègue
Phone : + 33 5 46 44 96 48
eric.debegue@cristalgroupe.com

PRESS FR

Julie Cottier
Phone : + 33 6 44 10 55 24
ozma@cristalgroupe.com

GSA LABEL

Nicholas Bild
Phone : +49 421 69643980
nico@berthold-records.de

GSA PRESS

Marcel Westphal
Phone : +49 221 500 859 11
marcel.westphal@qrious.de