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Active since: December 1, 1996    Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

AZURE In 2006, pianist Pierre-François Blanchard and guitar player Rogier Schneemann met by chance in a rehearsal at the Royal Conservatory and felt an immediate musical connection. They teamed up with drummer David Barker and bass player Eric Heijnsdijk and Azure was born. The quartet started working on original material. Azure made a first studio recording called ‘There Were Stars’ in february 2007, and will be releasing their official debut album ‘When She Smiles’ in april 2009, consisting entirely of originals. Azure played festivals like The Hague Jazz, Utrecht Jazz Fest and Jazz in de Gracht and is steadily gaining recognition for their unique sound, interplay, lyrical compositions and intense live performances....
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When She Smiles
Azuremusic
2009
Tracks: When She Smiles; RnP; B-Y-You; By Heart; Inmost; Azur; Ballade Pour Une Paquerette; A Mon Amour; Berceuse pour Maëlise.
Personnel: Pierre-François Blanchard: piano, Rogier Schneemann: guitar, Eric Heijnsdijk: bass, Antonio Pisano: drums.

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