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Olivier Calmel

Born: June 10, 1974    Primary Instrument: Piano

Olivier Calmel

Composer for films, contemporary classical music and jazz bands, arranger and pianist

Graduated in piano, harmony, counterpoint, fugue from Paris Conservatory
Jazz from IACP (Paris) and Paris Center Conservatory
Orchestration under Guillaume Connesson, graduated brilliantly in front of a jury gathered around Thierry Escaich and Olivier Kaspar

Bands

Olivier Calmel [Quartet] (acoustic contemporary jazz - www.oliviercalmel.com), Why Cie (trip hop / hip hop / jazz), Seth (acoustic jazz funk), Maido Project (electro world jazz), Karaba Quintet (contemporary jazz), Michel Portal, Jean Bardy, Ichiro Onoe, Sébastien Llado, Vincent Peirani, Karl Jannuska, Tam de Villiers, Jean Wellers, Ville Pynssi, Victoria Rummler, Harry Swift, Airelle Besson, Johan Renard, Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac, Thierry Tardieu, Jan Schumacher, Jean-Baptiste Perraudin, Isaiah Cecarelli, Pascal Wallon Quartet (standard jazz), Assamane (african soul music), Unit Five (live jazz hip hop), and many others .. forgive me if I forgot someone ..

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Awards:

Prize-winner of the National Competition 'Jazz à Vannes Festival' with "Olivier Calmel [Quintet]" (2008) / Composition Prize in the National Competition 'La Defense Jazz Festival' with "Olivier Calmel [Quintet]" (2008) / Winner and 2nd winner Songs of the 100% Music Songwriting Contest Edition, Blues/jazz and best music performance (Z trail OMT, Le rocher d'Ayers, Apprenti, Travelling Mafate) (2008) / Composition First Prize at the competition of 'MusiComposer.com' (2008) / Music Prize-winner of the Emergence Festival (2007) / Composition Prize in the competition of 'Musiques en courts' FilmScore (2006) / 'Musique and Cinema' session Prize-winner of the 'Premiers Plans d’Angers' Festival (2006) / SACEM talent in Fiction TV Festival (2005) / Prize-winner of the Avon Festival with "Olivier Calmel [Quartet]" (2004)
Here : http://www.oliviercalmel.com/presse-a-mas-mainmenu- 83.html
AS A LEADER

CARAVANE GAZELLE
Hybrid Music - 2010
Personnel:
Julie Martigny : Narrative
Mayu Sato : Flute
Annelise Clément : Clarinet
Baptiste Gibier : Oboe
Cyril Normand : french Horn
Frank Sibold : Bassoon
Florence Prieur : text
Olivier Calmel : music


SHA-DOCKS
Yes Or No Prod - Believe - 2009
Personnel:
Christophe Panzani : Saxophones
Frédéric Eymard : Viola
Olivier Calmel : Piano and Keyboards
Bruno Schorp : Double bass
Frédéric Delestré : Drums
Jean Wellers : Double bass (on Z trail OMT)
Karl Jannuska: Drums (on Z trail OMT)
Vincent Peirani : Accordion (on Z trail OMT)
Rémi Merlet : Percussions (on Z trail OMT)



PERSPECTIVES
UCMF - Believe - 2008


EMPREINTES
Musica Guild - 2007
Personnel:
Frédéric Eymard : Viola
Karl Jannuska: Drums
Bruno Schorp : Double bass
Jean Wellers : Double bass
Christophe Panzani : Saxophones
Vincent Peirani : Accordion
Rémi Merlet : Percussions
Alvaro Martinez : Palmas
Olivier Calmel : Piano


MAFATE
Musica Guild - 2006
Personnel:
Frédéric Eymard : Viola
Jean Wellers : Double bass
Bruno Schorp : Double bass
Karl Jannuska : Drums
Fabrice Dupé : Drums
Mamour Seck : Percussions
Luiz De Aquino : Guitar
Olivier Calmel : Piano, Fender Rhodes


SETH
No Chaser Records - 2002
Personnel:
Thérèse Henry : Electric bass
Vincent Linden : Trompet and flugelhorn
Guillaume Rossier : Alto saxophone
Frédéric Eymard : Viola
Alexis Hache : Electric guitar
Matthieu Borgne : Drums
Olivier Calmel : Piano

AS A SIDE MUSICIAN

IDEALZ
Why Cie - 2009
Personnel:
Yann Cléry : Flûte and voice
Olivier Calmel : Keyboards
Martin Guimbellot : Double bass
Remy Voide: Drums


SAMARCANDE
Karaba Quintet - 2007
Personnel:
Yann Cléry : Flûte and voice
Julien Couvrechef : Tenor Saxophone
Olivier Calmel : Piano
Simon Charnaud : Double bass
Ville Pynssi: Drums


SAFRAN
Maido Project - 2007
Personnel:
Victoria Rummler : Voice
Pierre Baillot : Sax / Oud / Programmation
Olivier Calmel : Piano / Keyboards
Remi Merlet: Percussions


ELECTRIC BLUE
Maido Project - 2007
Personnel:
Victoria Rummler : Voice
Pierre Baillot : Sax / Oud / Programmation
Olivier Calmel : Piano / Keyboards
Remi Merlet: Percussions

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