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“Nicolas Kummert is a great player and composer with a great sense of melody. He's not afraid to explore the unknown which I believe is the greatest quality and challenge for any musician". Lionel Loueke

THERE IS OFTEN A WONDERFUL GENTLENESS TO NICOLAS KUMMERT’S PLAYING THAT PERFECTLY SUITS THE MUSIC… AND HE SHOWS A GREAT MUSICAL PERSONALITY”. BRAD MEHLDAU

 

Jazz saxophonist, singer and composer Nicolas Kummert has always shown versatility and openness to all styles of music, he played and recorded with DRIFTER, Nicolas Kummert VoicesPierre van Dormael,   Yves Peeters GroupJef Neve & GrooveTHingQu4treAlexi Tuomarila Quartet, Karl Jannuska groupMatthieu MarthouretViktor Lazlo… His main projects are his very own 'la diversité', a duo and quartet featuring Lionel Loueke, Nic Thys and Karl Jannuska  and DRIFTER with long time friend Alexi Tuomarila on piano .
Nicolas is also active on the African music scene (with singers like Patrick Ruffino, or occasionally Manu Di Bango, Keziah Jones), on the DJ scene with hip hop DJs (Grazzhoppa DJ bigband,…) and house DJs such as Patrick Balzat & balMODERNSOUNDsystemDa Binci Code (studio recordings and shows in famous clubs like the Ministry of Sound in London, Teatro Kapital in Madrid…). Nicolas also played a lot with Viktor Lazlo and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s project “My name is Billie Holiday”,   a magnificent tribute to Lady Day that already played approximately 200 shows in France, Belgium, Holland, Martinique and Turkey.
In his young career, he recorded over 30 CDs as a leader or as sideman and played in more than 40 countries worldwide.

 

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