New York City
Paris
Dahlia Dumont
Vocals/Voix
Ukulele
Percussions
Songwriter/Auteur-Compositrice-Interprète

 

English

Dahlia Dumont: vocals, ukulele-player, singer-songwriter.

Brooklyn-girl, but a nomad at heart, Dahlia Dumont traveled the world from an early age, always absorbing the cultural and musical influences in her path. Her Eastern European heritage and her years as an anthropology student and teacher in France and Senegal shaped her musical palette, and in 2012 she created her project The Blue Dahlia. 

The Blue Dahlia: Lyrics in English and French, French and Mexican accordion, klezmer violin, warm and joyous rhythms of reggae, ska and Latin America, the sensual voice of jazz and French chanson. The music can be heard as an acoustic trio in the intimate bistros of New York and Paris, as well as the electric big band in venues and festivals around the world. 

Dahlia's debut album "The Blue Dahlia" was released in 2015. The second, "La Tradition Américaine," is set to release in the August 2018. 

Today, Dahlia lives between New York and Paris, with a different band in each city. The musicians of New York and Paris are both featured on the new album.

Accordion/Piano/Trombone
George Saenz: From Laredo, Texas, accordionist, trombonist, mutli-instrumentalist, composer, arranger. Received his degree in jazz performance from Berklee College of Music. 
Musical Director of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, accordionist and trombonist with Grammy-winning artist LILA DOWNS. Bass trombonist for Gregorio Uribe Big Band.

George Saenz: From Laredo, Texas, accordionist, trombonist, mutli-instrumentalist, composer, arranger. Received his degree in jazz performance from Berklee College of Music. Musical Director of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, accordionist and trombonist with Grammy-winning artist LILA DOWNS. Bass trombonist for Gregorio Uribe Big Band.

Bass
Yoshiki Yamada: Born in Nagoya, Japan. He began playing the electric bass at age 14. At age 18, he began to play acoustic bass and studied at Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. He studied a lot of  skills of electric and acoustic bass. He also studied music theory and composition techniques. In 2006, he won scholarship and entered Berklee College of Music. While in there, he studied and playing with Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Hal Crook, Greg Osby, David Clark, David Santro, Scott Free, Greg Hopkins and so on. He graduated from Berklee in December 2008 in Jazz Composition major.

Yoshiki Yamada: Born in Nagoya, Japan. He began playing the electric bass at age 14. At age 18, he began to play acoustic bass and studied at Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. He studied a lot of skills of electric and acoustic bass. He also studied music theory and composition techniques. In 2006, he won scholarship and entered Berklee College of Music. While in there, he studied and playing with Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Hal Crook, Greg Osby, David Clark, David Santro, Scott Free, Greg Hopkins and so on. He graduated from Berklee in December 2008 in Jazz Composition major.

Violin
Zoë Aqua: Violinist, teacher and composer from Colorado, living in Brooklyn, NY. Quickly becoming an in-demand violinist in the klezmer scene, she is a founder of Tsibele, an all-women klezmer quartet called “the next big thing in Yiddish music” by scholar Michael Alpert. Recent projects have included performances of Jewish music from Belarus with the innovative group Litvakus and original music for Movement of the People Dance Company.

Zoë Aqua: Violinist, teacher and composer from Colorado, living in Brooklyn, NY. Quickly becoming an in-demand violinist in the klezmer scene, she is a founder of Tsibele, an all-women klezmer quartet called “the next big thing in Yiddish music” by scholar Michael Alpert. Recent projects have included performances of Jewish music from Belarus with the innovative group Litvakus and original music for Movement of the People Dance Company.

Drums/Percussion
Karina Colis: Mexican drummer, percussionist and vocalist based in New York , graduated Summa Cum Laude in Berklee College of music. For over 20 years Karina has been member of several projects  having performed at many big audience international festivals and renown venues such as Birdland Jazz Club and Lincoln Center in New York, John F Kennedy Center in  Jazz Festival in India, International Circuit in Bahrain the Middle East , WOMAD in UK, “Virada Cultural”  in Brazil, Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada and “New Morning” in Paris, to name a few. Karina has also shared stage and collaborated with acclaimed  pop artist Talia, Esperanza Spalding, Deede Bridge Water and Latin Grammy Award winners saxophonist Paquito D Rivera , Colombian Harpist Edmar Castaneda and Puerto Rican bass player John Benitez.

Karina Colis: Mexican drummer, percussionist and vocalist based in New York , graduated Summa Cum Laude in Berklee College of music. For over 20 years Karina has been member of several projects having performed at many big audience international festivals and renown venues such as Birdland Jazz Club and Lincoln Center in New York, John F Kennedy Center in Jazz Festival in India, International Circuit in Bahrain the Middle East , WOMAD in UK, “Virada Cultural” in Brazil, Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada and “New Morning” in Paris, to name a few. Karina has also shared stage and collaborated with acclaimed pop artist Talia, Esperanza Spalding, Deede Bridge Water and Latin Grammy Award winners saxophonist Paquito D Rivera , Colombian Harpist Edmar Castaneda and Puerto Rican bass player John Benitez.

Trumpet
Jackie Coleman: Born in Indiana, Jackie Coleman is a trumpeter, arranger, composer, teacher and electric bass player in a wide range of musical styles. She has received music degrees from Indiana University, The University of Southern California, and NYU. In the past she has performed with groups such as The Disney Collegiate All-Star band, IAJE Sisters in Jazz, The Laker Band, and on Princes & Carnival Cruise Lines. She has also performed internationally at festivals including Pori Jazz in Finland, the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway, the Festival des Hauts Garonne in Bordeaux, the Redentore Festival in Venice, Stanser Musiktage in Stans, Gottingen Jazz Festival in Gottingen, the Jazz Peru Festival in Peru, as well as at the Kennedy Center in D.C. Currently in New York she can be seen performing with Latin Grammy Nominee Mariachi Flor de Toloache (the 1st all-female mariachi group in new york), Gato Loco (psycho-mambo), StringsNSkins (Colombia meets Haiti), Calpulli Mexican Dance, and Dawn Drake (world music).

Jackie Coleman: Born in Indiana, Jackie Coleman is a trumpeter, arranger, composer, teacher and electric bass player in a wide range of musical styles. She has received music degrees from Indiana University, The University of Southern California, and NYU. In the past she has performed with groups such as The Disney Collegiate All-Star band, IAJE Sisters in Jazz, The Laker Band, and on Princes & Carnival Cruise Lines. She has also performed internationally at festivals including Pori Jazz in Finland, the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway, the Festival des Hauts Garonne in Bordeaux, the Redentore Festival in Venice, Stanser Musiktage in Stans, Gottingen Jazz Festival in Gottingen, the Jazz Peru Festival in Peru, as well as at the Kennedy Center in D.C. Currently in New York she can be seen performing with Latin Grammy Nominee Mariachi Flor de Toloache (the 1st all-female mariachi group in new york), Gato Loco (psycho-mambo), StringsNSkins (Colombia meets Haiti), Calpulli Mexican Dance, and Dawn Drake (world music).

Saxophone
2016 Sidney Zolot (for excellence in music) and 2015 BMI award winner, jazz saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno has the innate gift of connecting with an audience. Berta’s strong personality is reflected in her unique dark and warm sound on the tenor. She has been touring in Europe playing in some of the biggest jazz festivals including North Sea Jazz, and won several Jazz competitions in The Netherlands. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in The City College of New York and has recently recorded her debut album with some GRAMMY award-winners and nominees.  She has performed in New York’s renowned venues such as Club Bonafide, ShapeShifter Lab or Fat Cat.

2016 Sidney Zolot (for excellence in music) and 2015 BMI award winner, jazz saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno has the innate gift of connecting with an audience. Berta’s strong personality is reflected in her unique dark and warm sound on the tenor. She has been touring in Europe playing in some of the biggest jazz festivals including North Sea Jazz, and won several Jazz competitions in The Netherlands. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in The City College of New York and has recently recorded her debut album with some GRAMMY award-winners and nominees. She has performed in New York’s renowned venues such as Club Bonafide, ShapeShifter Lab or Fat Cat.

Guitar
Diego Cebollero: Originally from Argentina and currently residing in New York City. Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Joao Gilberto and Mercedes Sosa are some of his varied musical influences. He performs a variety of musical genres including  reggae, rock, bossa nova and funk.

Diego Cebollero: Originally from Argentina and currently residing in New York City. Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Joao Gilberto and Mercedes Sosa are some of his varied musical influences. He performs a variety of musical genres including reggae, rock, bossa nova and funk.

Cello
Nelly Rocha

Nelly Rocha

Brian Lazarus: guitar. Originally from Massachusetts, currently residing in New York City. 
Mic the Robot,
Activation Trio

Brian Lazarus: guitar. Originally from Massachusetts, currently residing in New York City. Mic the Robot, Activation Trio

français

Dahlia Dumont : chant, ukulélé, auteur-compositrice. 

Brooklyn-girl, mais nomade dans l'âme, Dahlia Dumont a parcouru le monde dès son plus jeune âge, absorbant toujours les influences culturelles et musicales sur son chemin. Son héritage d'Europe de l'Est ainsi que ses années vécues entre la France et le Sénégal en tant qu'étudiante en anthropologie et institutrice ont façonné sa palette musicale, et en 2012, elle crée son projet The Blue Dahlia. 

The Blue Dahlia : Paroles en anglais et en français, l'accordéon français et mexicain, le violon klezmer, les rythmes chauds et joyeux du reggae, du ska et de l'Amérique latine, la voix sensuelle du jazz et de la chanson française. La musique peut être entendue comme trio acoustique dans les bistros intimes de New York et de Paris, ainsi que le big band électrique dans des salles et des festivals du monde. 

En juillet 2015, Dahlia a effectué son premier album. Le deuxième sortira en printemps 2018. Elle tourne pendant plusieurs mois de l'année en Europe, et surtout en France.

Aujourd'hui, Dahlia vie entre New York et Paris, avec un groupe différent dans chaque ville. Les musiciens de New York et de Paris seront sur le nouvel album.

Accordéon/Piano
Marc Bizzini : Pianist, accordéoniste, arrangeur de Paris, France. Il partage son temps entre la musique de chambre et lyrique, plusieurs groupes de musique populaire (latino-américaine, klezmer, forro) et la chanson française.

Marc Bizzini : Pianist, accordéoniste, arrangeur de Paris, France. Il partage son temps entre la musique de chambre et lyrique, plusieurs groupes de musique populaire (latino-américaine, klezmer, forro) et la chanson française.

Basse
Benjamin Chabert : Chanteur / Guitariste / Contrebassiste. 
Etudes: 
License de musicologie / Cursus de jazz au CIM / Diplôme du conservatoire en chant lyrique
Professionnellement:­ 
- Ensemble vocal professionnel Soli­Tutti, 
- Scènes nationales 
- Tournées internationales (Espagne, Roumanie, Sénégal, Taïwan, 2 disques)
- Iségoria (Martin Seigneur), Café­concerts et festivals à travers la France, Bretagne, Normandie, Hérault, Haute­Savoie. 
- Tournée en Palestine, EP + Disque en préparation
- Julie & Moi, Café­concerts Bourgogne
- Tournées en Allemagne, Disque en préparation
- Association Mandarine, Spectacles jeune public, Disque
- L'Arthur, Radio­crochet 2014 France­inter, EP en préparation
- Autres collaborations en cours : ElephantMan Rose, Philippe Guillard, Albane Aubry (chanson française), Pablo Penamaria (latino), Odessa Klezmer Orkestra (klezmer), Alex&Niels (bluegrass), et Blue Dahlia (reggae-monde)

Benjamin Chabert : Chanteur / Guitariste / Contrebassiste. Etudes: License de musicologie / Cursus de jazz au CIM / Diplôme du conservatoire en chant lyrique Professionnellement:­ - Ensemble vocal professionnel Soli­Tutti, - Scènes nationales - Tournées internationales (Espagne, Roumanie, Sénégal, Taïwan, 2 disques) - Iségoria (Martin Seigneur), Café­concerts et festivals à travers la France, Bretagne, Normandie, Hérault, Haute­Savoie. - Tournée en Palestine, EP + Disque en préparation - Julie & Moi, Café­concerts Bourgogne - Tournées en Allemagne, Disque en préparation - Association Mandarine, Spectacles jeune public, Disque - L'Arthur, Radio­crochet 2014 France­inter, EP en préparation - Autres collaborations en cours : ElephantMan Rose, Philippe Guillard, Albane Aubry (chanson française), Pablo Penamaria (latino), Odessa Klezmer Orkestra (klezmer), Alex&Niels (bluegrass), et Blue Dahlia (reggae-monde)

Violon
Jérémie Bénichou : De Paris, France. 
- Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes (DFE) de violon et de solfège au conservatoire Gustave Charpentier (Paris 18)
- Cours particuliers et stages de musique klezmer et tzigane 
- Diplôme de prise de son au Conservatoire National Régional de Boulogne Billancourt 
mon métier :
Technicien son et lumière ( intermittent du spectacle )

Jérémie Bénichou : De Paris, France. - Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes (DFE) de violon et de solfège au conservatoire Gustave Charpentier (Paris 18) - Cours particuliers et stages de musique klezmer et tzigane - Diplôme de prise de son au Conservatoire National Régional de Boulogne Billancourt mon métier : Technicien son et lumière ( intermittent du spectacle )

Batterie/Percussions
Martin Seigneur : Auteur-compositeur-interprète. Batteur, percussionniste, de Paris et qui vie actuellement au Maroc. Sa musique ne reflète en rien la « chanson française » telle qu’on l’entend. Il faut aller chercher dans le rock des années soixante-dix sa principale source d’inspiration et dans de nombreux voyages pour embrasser sa création. Multi-facettes, né à l’heure de la mondialisation et du croisement de l’orient et de l’occident, il s’entoure de musiciens mixant ces horizons variés. Du blues au rock, de la musique classique à la musique du monde, il essaime aux quatre vents des oasis artistiques au grès de ses rencontres.

Martin Seigneur : Auteur-compositeur-interprète. Batteur, percussionniste, de Paris et qui vie actuellement au Maroc. Sa musique ne reflète en rien la « chanson française » telle qu’on l’entend. Il faut aller chercher dans le rock des années soixante-dix sa principale source d’inspiration et dans de nombreux voyages pour embrasser sa création. Multi-facettes, né à l’heure de la mondialisation et du croisement de l’orient et de l’occident, il s’entoure de musiciens mixant ces horizons variés. Du blues au rock, de la musique classique à la musique du monde, il essaime aux quatre vents des oasis artistiques au grès de ses rencontres.

Saxophone
Amir Mahla. Saxophoniste de Paris, France.

Amir Mahla. Saxophoniste de Paris, France.

Trombone
Giovanni Hector : 12 ans de classique à la Réunion et en parallèle il a joué dans des groupes de Reggae, Trad de la Réunion (TI FOCK, Rouge Reggae). Deux années de jazz au CNR avant de venir en Métropole en 2006 pour faire une école de Jazz (Arpej) et l'EDIM. 
Actuellement il joue dans diverses formation de Funk, Salsa, Fusion, Reggae et fanfare cubaine : Black Legends, Kelin kelin Orchestra, Tozali, Okestra MiSol, Ba Cissoko, Grands Marabout, Frevo de Paris, Tentet Tangri, Bigband d'Ivry

Giovanni Hector : 12 ans de classique à la Réunion et en parallèle il a joué dans des groupes de Reggae, Trad de la Réunion (TI FOCK, Rouge Reggae). Deux années de jazz au CNR avant de venir en Métropole en 2006 pour faire une école de Jazz (Arpej) et l'EDIM. Actuellement il joue dans diverses formation de Funk, Salsa, Fusion, Reggae et fanfare cubaine : Black Legends, Kelin kelin Orchestra, Tozali, Okestra MiSol, Ba Cissoko, Grands Marabout, Frevo de Paris, Tentet Tangri, Bigband d'Ivry

Guitare
Raphaël Moraine : Auteur, compositeur et interprète de Paris, France. 
Sa voix de velours et ses chansons, pleines de sensibilités, vous entraînent dans un tourbillon de fraîcheur et d’amour. Ses compositions aux accents métissés sont autant de surprises qu’on va et vient entre blues, folk et reggae, le tout au coeur de la chanson française.

Raphaël Moraine : Auteur, compositeur et interprète de Paris, France. Sa voix de velours et ses chansons, pleines de sensibilités, vous entraînent dans un tourbillon de fraîcheur et d’amour. Ses compositions aux accents métissés sont autant de surprises qu’on va et vient entre blues, folk et reggae, le tout au coeur de la chanson française.

Violoncelle
Florimond Dal Zotto

Florimond Dal Zotto