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Alain Samba

TENOR/SOPRANO SAX PLAYER, COMPOSER AND PERCUSSIONIST.HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN POINTE NOIRE (CONGO BRAZZAVILLE). HIS MUSIC IS A MIX OF MODERN JAZZ, TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MUSIC SUCH AS POLYPHONIES AND POLYRHYTHMS. HE IS LOOKING FOR CONTACTS EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND MEET EVERY KIND OF PEOPLE!

ALAIN SAMBA/

Alain Samba is a saxophone player, composer and percussionist. He early began to play different kinds of percussions in his native region such as sanza (kalimba), kikongui, marimba and drums. He was influenced by listening to both african and european music. At the age of 8 he moved to France where he studied saxophone and harmony at the American School of Modern Music in Paris. Tenor saxophone and soprano saxophone are his main instruments. His music is inspired mostly by jazz (”Duke” Ellington, John Coltrane, Charles Parker, Wes Montgomery, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Wayne Shorter) and the music of his native region of Congo such as bantous’ music, lari , téké , mbochi and of course the pygmies polyrhythms and polyphonies. He defines his music as a weaving.

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone