Stephane Galland
Stephane Galland


Stephane  Galland  


Stephane was born October 27, 1969 in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (Brussels commune). It is 9 years Stéphane decided to take drum lessons at the Conservatory of Huy (Belgium) in classical percussion. This is from the age of 11 years Stephen started playing with jazz musicians including Eric Legnini.

At 17, he received a degree in classics main courses all while finishing his high school.

Having had the opportunity to play with the biggest names in Belgian Jazz as a teenager, it looks for new musical experiences.

Stéphane has long played in trio with Eric and Jean-Louis Legnini Rassinfosse, and participates with them in many festivals in Belgium and abroad.

In 1988, he met Pierre Van Dormael, with whom he played together with Fabrizio Cassol and Michel Hatzigeorgiou a club in the Brussels Kaai. For 3 years, they will compose the Nasa Na. In 1991, they began a journey in Central Africa where they are studying the traditions of the Aka Pygmies. In 1992, after the departure of Peter, the trio becomes Aka Moon ...

Stephane is also part of the group Greetings From Mercury formed initially composed of three musicians Jereon Herzeele and Peter Van Hertmans, they come out "At the Crossroads" in 1994, after the arrival of Otti Van Der Werf and Steven Segers in 1998 they released their first album under the name Greetings From Mercury. Michel Andina new member of the group will add the sound of his sitar on the second album "Continuance" in 1999 ...

In 1997, during a concert in a jazz club in Antwerp, Belgium Stéphane meets the singer Axelle Red flashes on her playing that she takes it in his band of musicians. For over seven years now, he plays with it. Axelle says she has never heard a sound as clear as his own body, she is nicknamed "Mr Snare".

Bzzz Puk another trio to the original formula based on poly-rhythmic structures, composed of Linley Marthe "electric bass" brings his sound and the combined influences of jazz and African music, Geoffroy de Masure there develops a game generous and dense expanding the expressive range of the trombone, and Stephane, now recognized for its unique and original approach to his instrument and its ease of complex waves of music tradition of African-American or Carnatic, combining mathematical speculation intuitive improvisation. ..

Stephane is quickly revealed as an exceptional musician. Developing a personal style, it gains control, the most complex rhythms through its meetings and research, whether from the Pygmies of Central Africa, Senegalese master of percussion Doudou Ndiaye Rose and specialists of ragas (rhythmic figures Indian music) such as Umayalpuram K. Sivamaram, it garners a Kaleidoscope of rhythms.

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