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Fred Nardin / pianist, organist, composer, arrangeur Born in the French town of Saint-Remy in 1987, Fred Nardin was drawn to music early on and started playing piano at age fve. At the age of ten years, he began his studies at the Chalon-sur- Saone Conservatory where he frst studied classical piano, starting to play jazz three years later. He earned a master’s degree in the 2011 at the Great Paris Conservatory (CNSM), having studied with Herve Sellin and Francois Theberge among others. He won the Django Reinhardt prize (french Jazz musician of the year from Academie du Jazz) in 2017. In 2010, Fred and his longtime musical partners Jon Boutellier, Bastien Ballaz and David Enhco created the Amazing Keystone Big Band, a band consisting of 18 of the most promising young jazz musicians from the french scene. Their frst album Pierre et le Loup... et le Jazz, an arrangement for big band of Prokofev’s famous work “Peter and the Wolf ", won the prize for Best French Jazz Album of 2013. Their latest two projects, Le Carnaval Jazz Des Animaux ( a re-working of Saint- Saëns’ famous suite) and their Djangovision program alongside James Carter and Stochelo Rosenberg were also extremely well received. The Amazing Keystone Big Band has collaborated with many of today’s most internationally renowned artists: Quincy Jones, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, James Carter, Nikki Yanofsky, Liz Mc Comb, Zaz, Charles Aznavour... He performes in trio with Leon Parker and Or Bareket and also with the co-led Switch Trio, the Fred Nardin/Jon Boutellier 4tet, Gaël Horellou’s Organ Trio, Jean Philippe Scali Quintet, Natalia M.King, The Amazing Keystone Big Band... He has also worked and collaborated with Cecile McLorin Salvant, Stefano Di Battista, Didier Lockwood, Evan Christopher, Charnett Mofett, Bria Skonberg, Nancy Harms, Scott Hamilton, Joel Frahm, Ricky Ford, Fabien Mary, Baptiste Herbin, Benjamin Henocq. Fred Nardin has performed, among others, at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac, Jazz a Vienne, l’Olympia, Antibes Jazz Festival, Jazz a La Villette, the Cite de La Musique, Theatre du Chatelet, Theatre des Champs Elysees, Les Victoires du Jazz and the Django Reinhardt Festival.
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Tracklisting

  1. The Giant
  2. Parisian Melodies
  3. New Waltz
  4. I Mean You
  5. Don't Forget the Blues
  6. Hope
  7. Travel To
  8. You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To
  9. Lost in Your Eyes
  10. Green Chimneys
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