Jazz harmonies, contemporary rhythms, with neo-soul touches. Daniel Gassin takes us on a path of inner and musical discoveries. A project that speaks to the soul and feeds the spirit.
At the crossroads of styles and paths, the Franco-American-Australian pianist/composer founded his "Crossover Band" in 2017, bringing together exceptional musicians, crossed by different currents of jazz. Nicole Rochelle knows how to do everything! Singing, dancing, tap dancing… In the year 2000, Jérôme Savary gave her the role of Joséphine Baker for a multitude of performances. On stage, she demonstrates an explosive dynamism and a rare expressiveness; guitarist Josiah Woodson, winner of a Grammy Award for his work with Beyoncé and on rhythm, Fabricio Nicolas-Garcia and Damien Françon, complete this high-flying quintet.
After a first EP in 2019 and several selections in French and international festivals (Jammin' Juan, Jazz sur Seine, Jazz on the Dneiper, Leopolis Jazz Fest, Sibiu International Jazz Competition...), the group released their first album "Change of Heart ” in 2021 at Jazz Family and tells how the trials of life shape us and very often, raise us.
“one day while waiting for my lesson, I heard the student in front of me playing a piece of jazz. I said to myself: this is what I want to play!”, Daniel Gassin
With this album, Daniel Gassin gives us all his creativity and brilliantly raises his desire for youth. A singing and bewitching project.
Daniel Gassin piano/compositions
Nicolle Rochelle voice
Josiah Woodson guitar
Fabricio Nicolas-Garcia dbass
Benjamin Henocq drums