Carine Bonnefoy
Carine Bonnefoy, pianist,
Django d’Or – Prix SACEM de la création in 2007 for her album Outre-Terres, pianist, composer, arranger and band conductor, Carine Bonnefoy occupies a rare spot in the french jazz sphere : that of an artist, leading a quintet and a trio, who conducts, writes original music and arrangements for ensembles as prestigious as the Metropole Orchestra (who featured the likes of Herbie Hancock, Sarah Vaughan, and others) under the leadership of Vince Mendoza, the German National Radio Orchestra WDR Big Band, theTenerife Symphonic orchestra, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Ensemble de Basse Normandie, the Chœur & Orchestre Sorbonne Université and the Philarmonique de Strasbourg. In 2009, the album of Ivan Lins & the Metropole Orchestra Regencia won the Latin Grammy Award for the best brazilian popular album thanks to her arrangement / orchestration on Arlequim. After her first and critically acclaimed quintet album, she went on to record Outre-terres/Overlands with the 53-piece Metropole Orchestra : an impressive, epic work based on the explorers of Polynesia where Carine’s maternal ancestry lies. This flamboyant work, presented by Radio France at the Olivier Messian hall in 2004, saw Carine Bonnefoy enter the exclusive circle of great jazz composer-arrangers. Since 2009, she plays with her New Large Ensemble (album Tribal, 2010), a 17-piece orchestra featuring some of the stars of french jazz including multi-reed player Stéphane Guillaume and drummer André Charlier (next album with her Large Ensemble’ll released in 2019).

Jean-Marc Chouvel
Jean-Marc Chouvel, clarinetist,
devoted himself to music after experimenting with other forms of artistic expression. As a composer, he has produced a number of instrumental and electroacoustic works. Driven by strong theoretical precepts, the soundscapes that his music explores owe much to extended instrumental techniques and micro-interval harmony.
As a clarinetist, he has performed improvisations with Remy Jannin's ensemble (recordings for Radio-France), with Jean Bordé and Loran Brunet, and with pianists Christophe Frionnet and Carlo Carratelli (Nuvole di Luna). He also developed his improvisation skills on the organ with Olivier Innocenti and the Phonogénistes. He combined improvisation and electroacoustic music on the soundtrack for the film Joaquín Escuder, Un Univers de Traits in which he explores the relationship between sound art and visual art.
Particularly interested in the relations between the arts, Chouvel has collaborated with the sculptor Laurent Golon and filmmaker Philippe Chapuis. He recently produced a multimedia composition for the work of Laure Gauthier, marie blanc rouge.
In 2018, the Label Ameson released a CD of improvised music with Jean-Michel Bardez, Quadratures.

Pascal Marzan
Pascal Marzan, guitarist,
plays on 10 strings microtonal guitar. Classically trained, he dedicated himself to free improvisation music after his studies at E.N.M Normal school of music of Paris and at Conservatoire of Clichy and teaching classical guitar in different conservatoires in Budapest, Hungary.
He was involved in the organisation and the artistic direction of festivals "R de Choc", "R du Temps", "Vestibules Ambulants", the R de choc semi-monthly venues, and cine-concerts/performances dance and poetry with Catherine Karako.
Actually living in London, he plays with John Russell, Steve Beresford, the London Improvisors Orchestra and many others.
Selected discography :
Pascal Marzan & John Russell : Translations. Emanem Records
Pascal Marzan & Roger Smith : Two spanish guitars. Emanem Records
Kosai Yujyo avec Sabu Toyozumi et Dan Warburton.... Improvising Beings records

Roula Safar  
Roula  Safar, mezzo-soprano,
after her  musical academic, instrumental, university and vocal studies, first of all in Beirut, then in Paris, she began performing operatic roles, oratorios, lieder and melodies. She also accompanies herself, in recitals, by percussions and a guitar for which she makes arrangements and harmonizations. She puts to music, poems and very ancient texts. Her repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary creation. She sings in important concert halls in Paris, in the province, in Europe, USA, the middle east and Africa. Besides to her recordings of oratorios and contemporary works, from Schumann till K. Haddad, Th. Machuel and M. Levinas, two CDs in solo: Racines sacrées and Vergers d’exil (2009-2011) have been edited by Hortus, songs in very ancient languages for the Musée de l’Homme in Paris (2015) and the CD Roula chante Paul Valéry by Bruno Doucey/Sous La Lime.