Gerard Badini The Swing Machine

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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Jonas Mosa Gwangwa (born 1941 in Orlando EastSoweto)'' has been an important figure in South African jazz for over 40 years. He first gained significance playing trombone with The Jazz Epistles. After the group broke up he continued to be important to the South African music scene and then later abroad''.

''In the 1960s he began to gain noticed in the United States and in 1965 he was featured in a "Sound Of Africa" concert at Carnegie Hall. The others at the concert included Miriam MakebaHugh Masekela, and Letta Mbulu. Despite that he was not seen favorably by the apartheid government so left his homeland in the early 1970s''

''In later life he became important as a composer doing the scores of films like Cry Freedom and at the 60th Annual Academy Awards in 1988 he performed his nominated song Cry Freedom. Also in 1988 he performed at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute in Wembley Stadium. In 1991 he returned to South Africa and in 1997 he composed the theme for their Olympic bid''.

His autobiography has recently been written by acclaimed music academic Colette Szymczak

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