The musical siestas are imagined as a restful concert, associating musicians with a melodic sensitivity and an obvious complicity.
Often organized outdoors, the musical siestas are entirely free and accessible to all audiences. Whether it is a family moment around a picnic, or a simple time of relaxation in the grass, the idea is that everyone can discover and appreciate the musical work according to their desires.
The choice of pieces, of very different musical styles (ambient, pop, jazz, abstract music), specially composed or chosen for the occasion, carry the listener away, notably thanks to the vibraphone and its soaring, mellow, woody, crystalline sounds.
Music to dream about, performances that invite to travel, to meditate or even to doze off.
The target audience
Imagined and thought for all the family, the musical siestas want to be a suspended moment for all the public, young or less young, in solo or in group.
According to the framework and the desire, the Collective constitutes an artistic team with variable geometry going from the duo to the quartet.
Born in Madagascar, Evlyn Andria spent her childhood in several countries of Africa and the Indian Ocean, thus keeping a particular affinity with world music, a creative sense and a developed inner world. Her parents cradled her in an atmosphere of self-taught singing and playing of various instruments.
During her studies of visual arts, she elaborates a video creation for which she writes a series of musical compositions. Following this experience, which fascinated her, she formed her first group and turned to the profession of musician-composer. She trained at the CRR of Perpignan and Montpellier where she obtained a DEM of Jazz as well as at the JAM in Montpellier.
Her musical universe draws from world music, jazz, repetitive music and contemporary music. As a composer she participates in several creative projects (Malakite, Soava, Andria 4tet...).
Evlyn Andria is also involved in multidisciplinary projects, such as Kadabrak (music and dance show for the general public) and has created her own group, Kunzit, which combines music and visual arts.
After four years at the conservatory of Nîmes, Pascal Bouvier obtained a DEM in classical slide trombone. He then specialized for two years at the CRR in Jacques Mauger's class, while at the same time obtaining a degree in musicology and a DEM in jazz at the Perpignan Conservatory with Serge Lazarevitch.
He evolves within eclectic projects, from the symphonic orchestra to the Big Band through the Brass band, rock, Latin and jazz combos with which he goes on national and European tours, records several albums and performs during numerous international festivals in France and abroad.
He is currently pursuing his career as a trombonist with the Collectif Koa, which he joined in 2009, the music hall orchestra Octane and the brass band Lorkès 974, for which he is also an arranger, as well as with the group Ethioda.
Sandra started her musical training with singing, as a self-taught person.
Also a musician, she started playing the piano at the age of 10 in classical music, at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Perpignan (66).
As a teenager, Sandra turned to jazz, joining Serge Lazarevitch's class.
She then moved to Rome where she studied at the Saint Louis College of Music.
Her professional career really begins in 2011, when she returns to France; she plays and sings in many formations and integrates two musicals of the Syppox theater / production.
In 2019 she obtained her DEM of jazz at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Montpellier (34) and set up her trio (Sandra Cipolat Trio), she also plays in "la substance" (a hip-hop 7tet) and was the pianist of the GRÔo (first edition) under the direction of Fred Pallem.
Alfred began to be interested in music at the age of 12 through rock music and in particular Jimi Hendrix, then quickly turned to jazz and what makes this music so attractive: improvisation. Graduated from the conservatories of Perpignan and Strasbourg, he plays with several jazz bands before founding in 2008 the Collectif Koa in Montpellier, of which he becomes the artistic director, which allows him to meet and work with Steve Coleman, Aka Moon, Magic Malik, Jim Black...
A versatile accompanist, he has had the pleasure of playing with Serge Lazarévitch, Joël Allouche, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Julien Lourau, Hugues Mayot, Franck Vaillant, John Tchicaï, Pierre Van Dormael, Cherif Soumano... A globetrotting musician, he has played in many countries in France and throughout the world.
Currently, he directs the Grand Ensemble Koa, and accompanies several groups including Gratitude Trio, Peemaï... Alfred directs and participates in many Soundpainting projects.
Alfred is a jazz teacher at the Conservatoire de Montpellier.
Born in 1982 in Nîmes, he obtained a degree in musicology at the Paul Valery University in Montpellier in 2006. In parallel to his studies, he plays in various street music bands, with the Big Band de Jazz de Vauvert and in the band Tzigzag (tzigane fusion) with which he records a record and gives many concerts between 2003 and 2006.
Graduated in 2009 from the DEM of jazz of the CNR of Perpignan, he currently plays in the Grand Ensemble Koa (contemporary jazz), Born to Brass (metal band), Ethioda (ethio groove jazz), as well as various street bands. He teaches saxophone in Nîmes.
Caroline Lavina began her musical career by learning classical piano at the age of 7. During her teenage years, she turned to the guitar and it is only at university, in musicology, that she started singing and improvising, in Pierre Bensoussan's jazz workshop. It was also at this time that Caroline became interested in odd rhythms and polyrhythms, by participating in Joël Allouche's classes. She enters the jazz class of Serge Lazarevitch at the CRR of Montpellier, where she develops her technique and her knowledge in vocal jazz and obtains a DEM of jazz.
In 2015 she joins the folk band Woodentrees as a vocalist with choir and keyboards. In 2016, she joined the instrumentalist group Laiine, in which she sings, arranges and plays guitar. Caroline also fronts the band Marla and the Cool Chicken.
Trained at the conservatories of Béziers and Marseille, Jérôme Dufour also holds a degree in musicology from the University of Montpellier, a DEM and DE jazz from the CRR of Perpignan obtained under the direction of Serge Lazarevitch. He is currently teaching at the CRR of Montpellier and Béziers.
He has performed in France and around the world in projects with artists such as Fethi Tabet, Didier Levallet, Pierre Diaz, Frédéric Monino... He is co-founder of the Abrazz'band, currently plays with Jazzimut Quartet, Têtaclak and participates in various musical projects with Serge Lazarevitch, Joël Allouche, WART, Continuum, Koa, while developing an activity of education in improvised music through educational concerts.
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