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Sébastien Pipe
Sébastien Pipe
Sébastien Pipe & Band

Sébastien Pipe
@ the Spitz

11 November 2006

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Sébastien Pipe began studying alto saxophone at the age of 7. It would not be long before he joined the school big bands and jazz groups. As his interest in music broadened, Pipe explored the piano, guitar and drums, but the saxophone would be his passion and final choice. Pipe’s most influential music teachers include Jean Toussaint (former sideman with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers’); Steve Coleman, Geoff Simkins, Russell Van Den Berg and the respected British saxophonist Jullian Arguëlles. Other essential teaching came from the likes of guitarists John Etheridge and Phil Robsen; saxophonists Tim Garland and Julian Seagul; pianists Robert Mitchell and Nick Weldon; bassists Arnie Somogyi and Malcolm Creese; percussionists Carlos Fuentes and Barak Schmool and drummers Dave Wickins and Pete Zeldman.

In October 2004, Pipe joined the Andy Davies Quartet as a special guest for the group’s Japan Tour. The groups’ performance schedule included the Opera City and Cygnus Jazz Club in Tokyo. Other notable tours include guesting with the Portuguese jazz quartet Pequeños Mundos. The quartet performed in Lisbon’s main jazz club ‘Hot Clube’, as well as Porto and Leiria in Easter 2004.

Séb Pipe’s Life Experience comprises forward-thinking musicians who share a musical passion for improvisation and communication. Primarily shaped by their understanding of the jazz tradition, Life Experience’s music is also forged from forward thinking concepts, tight grooves and bold improvisations. Performances have taken place in Portugal and Tokyo and more recently at the Spitz Venue (London Jazz Festival 2006) as part of their U.K. tour supported by Jazz Services.

Sébastien Pipe may be relatively new to the jazz circuit, but he has impressed many music lovers, as well as established musicians. Pipe’s forthcoming album is definitely added to our wish list for 2007.

Sébastien Pipe – saxophone
Larry Bartley – double bass
Shaney Forbes – drums
Kit Downes - piano

Robin Francis
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Sébastien Pipe & Band

Sébastien Pipe & Band

Sébastien Pipe & Band

Sébastien Pipe & Band


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