A highly successful adaptation of film music from the 60s and 70s, “Nouvelle Vague” is performed in a stage version, a concert version, and a concert version with a visual show featuring film extracts (directed by Adrian Smith). Kerecki is joined by an exceptional team including Emile Parisien (winner of the 2012 Django Reinhardt Prize and 2014 Victoire du Jazz), dashing seventy-something John Taylor, a hero of European jazz awarded the title European Artist of the Year by the Académie du Jazz, and drummer Fabrice Moreau.
As bass player Stéphane Kerecki reaches the big 4-0, his quiet determination to hone his art and make music his top priority is paying off handsomely. His bass sound - one of the most beautiful on the scene today - and his musicality have made him a much sought-after accompanist, and he has performed with the likes of Jacky Terrason, Yaron Herman, Bojan Z, Jacques Schwartz-Bart and Daniel Humair. But it’s as a leader and a composer that he’s really made his mark in recent years, bringing serenity, integrity and gentleness to the modern jazz scene.
Stéphane Kerecki’s recent albums have cemented his reputation as one of the finest musicians on the European jazz scene. His duet with pianist John Taylor won critical acclaim; his penultimate album “Sound Architects” (Out Note) was named one of the best releases of 2012 by French daily Libération; and his most recent album, “Nouvelle Vague”, was awarded the prestigious 2014 French Jazz Album Prize by the Académie de Jazz.