Acknowledged as one of the most succesfull member of the new french jazz scene, Léon Phal claims to be part of a generation inspired and influenced by the great jazz tradition as well as club culture, hip-hop, nu-soul and jamaican culture.
Highly noticed to conciliate the jazz heritage and its ability to bring his music to younger audience, Léon Phal has been awarded twice in 2020, first by Nancy Jazz Pulsations’ contest and then by the national contest of Jazz à Vienne and led the band to perform to the most prescriptive national festivals.
– NEWS –
Jazzahead 2022 selection
French Victoires du Jazz 2022
Rezzo Jazz à Vienne winner
Nancy Jazz Pulsations winner
Jazz Magazine – 2019
Artist “Booster Shoot” of the year on TSF Jazz Radio in 2021
TOP 5 saxophonist of the year – Jazz Magazine 2021
Leon Phal, leads a quintet straight from the hard-bop tradition (tenor, trumpet, rhodes, double bass, drums) and explores musics of its own generation, between house music, drum’n’bass and afrobeat. The quintet blends acoustic and electronics, jazz spirit and dance fever… the result is a symbiosis between contagious energy and rare elegance.
Dust to Stars has been recorded in Switzerland at Studio du Flon and has been mixed and mastered by Benoît Corboz, all time partner of Erik Truffaz, and released on Kyudo Records in april 21. He’ll also be part of Jazz à Vienne upcoming compilation “Past & Future” gathering the most exciting and promising french roster.
– LINE-UP –
Leon Phal ( tenor saxophone)
Zacharie Ksyk (trumpet)
Gauthier Toux (keyboards)
Remi Bouyssière (double bass)
Arthur Alard (drum)