OLIVA Stéphan –

Stéphan Oliva

Pianiste

English version below

Né en France (1959).

Reconnu pour la finesse de son jeu, son originalité et son éclectisme, Stéphan Oliva a su créer un univers poétique et sensible très personnel. De la voie de Bill Evans (dont un concert entendu en public l’amena au jazz) aux voix de Susanne Abbuehl, Linda Sharrock ou de la comédienne Hanna Schygulla (qu’il accompagne), de l’ascèse (Lennie Tristano, revisité avec son compère François Raulin) au trapèze (son duo avec la « danseuse aérienne » Mélissa Von Vépy), de Paul Motian (qu’il révère et invita), aux musiques de films (qu’il compose), Stéphan Oliva est décidément un pianiste et un musicien atypique et pluriel.
“Un de nos très grands pianistes. Un univers poétique et rigoureux, sensuel et abstrait” Bernard Loupias (Nouvel observateur).

> Eng. Pianist
Stephan Oliva began confirming his reputation in the late eighties, in trio, duo and solo; his style and highly sensitive touch did not go unnoticed. A true original, he confidently assumes his eclectic taste which ranges from his own compositions to tributes to a wide variety of personalities including Bill Evans, Lennie Tristano, Paul Motian, Giacinto Scelsi, Paul Auster, Bernard Herrmann and more recently, his new reading of the pioneers of Harlem Stride.
His discography has been acclaimed by the press in the form of awards such as a “Golden Django – Revelation” (1992), Jazzman magazine’s “Shock of the Year” (4 times, in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004), the Boris Vian Award from the French Academy of Jazz (2002), “Favourite Record” from the Charles Cros Academy (2002), listed in the Top 20 of Les Inrockuptibles magazine…
Among Stephan Oliva’s most significant groups: a trio with the great Paul Motian and Bruno Chevillon, another with Bruno Chevillon and François Merville, yet another with Claude Tchamitchian and Jean-Pierre Jullian, a quintet with Matthieu Donarier, eanMarcFoltz, Bruno Chevillon and Nicolas Larmignat, a sextet with François Raulin, Marc Ducret, Laurent Dehors, Christophe Monniot and Paul Rodgers, a quartet with Rémi Charmasson, Jari Hongisto and Claude Tchamitchian, a duo with Linda Sharrock, another with Joey Baron, and another with Susanne Abbuehl, the Echoes of Spring Quintet, the Soffio di ScelsiTrio… After few years to work around the music movies with his beautiful trilogy out on Illusions Label, Stéphan Oliva is back with his favorite instrumental jazz set : the trio. Great band with an amazing rhythm section composed by Sébastien Boisseau & Tom Rainey. This new band will be launched by the Europa Jazz Festival.


Cet artiste a participé 19 rue Paul Fort à :
> Un concert en trio ORBIT avec Tom Rainey (batteur) et Sébastien Boisseau (contrebasse) le 9 décembre 2017