Gerard Badini

He began playing the clarinet in the orchestra of Michel Attenoux in 1952 and is a trio with Claude Bolling in 1955. From 1958, he concentrates mainly on tenor saxophone and participated in many tours and recordings, mainly in the orchestra by Claude Bolling. In 1973, he founded his own group: Swing Machine . He made his first trip to the United States in 1975, after which he returned with Sam Woodyard , former drummer Duke Ellington . In 1976, Sam Woodyard gives way to another prestigious percussionist Sonny Payne . Gerard Badini off again in 1977 to New York . During this period, he performed with Helen Humes , Roy Eldridge , Clark Terry , and leading his own quartet. He returned to France in 1979 and presents a new Swing machine consisting of pianist Alain Jean-Marie , bassist Michel Gaudry and drummer Philippe Combelle . February 14, 1984: at New Morning , birth of Super Swing Machine , a big band of eighteen musicians who participated from the greatest European jazz festivals as well as the most prestigious television. In 1992, Gerard Badini was awarded the Grand Prix du Jazz SACEM and, in 1993, Boris Vian Price of the Jazz Academy. In 2006, fate Scriabin's Groove , placed facing six pieces for piano by Alexander Scriabin and their translation into the language of jazz. This album, produced by his son Jerome Badini and acclaimed by critics, is award winning.

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Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti
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Femi ''was born in London to Fela and Remi Kuti and grew up in the former Nigerian capital, Lagos. His mother soon left his father, taking Femi to live with her. In 1977, however, Femi chose to move in with his father. Femi eventually became a member of his father's band''.

Like his father,'' Femi has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes throughout his career.

He created his own band Positive Force in the late 1980s with Dele Sosimi (Gbedu Resurrection), former key-board player of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. His international career began in 1988 when he was invited by the French Cultural Centre in Lagos and Christian Mousset to perform at the Festival d'Angoulême (France), the New Morning Club in Paris and the Moers Festival in Germany''.

In 2001, Femi collaborated on his album Fight to Win with a number of U.S. musicians, including CommonMos Def, and Jaguar Wright.

In 2002, Femi's mother, who had played an influential role in Femi's life, died at the age of 60. Femi's son currently appears as part of his act, playing alto saxophone.

Also in 2002, Femi contributed a remake of his father's classic song, "Water No Get Enemy", to Red Hot & Riot, a compilation CD in tribute to Fela Kuti that was released by the Red Hot Organization and MCA. His track was created in collaboration with hip hop and R&B artists, D'AngeloMacy GrayThe SoultronicsNile Rodgers, and Roy Hargrove, and all proceeds from the CD were donated to charities dedicated to raising AIDS awareness or fighting the disease''.