Yearly Archives : 2007

Moncef in concert in Tunisia and Luxembourg

We’re glad to announce a couple of live performances by Moncef, the first in SidiBou Saïd, Tunisia, on November 9, and the second in Luxembourg on November 30. For more details, visit the “Tours” section. Meanwhile, Return To Gorée continues to open to great reviews in countries like Croatia and England, where Moncef arrives today for the premiere of the film in London.

“Return To Gorée” opens today in Switzerland

After a breathtaking performance in front of a sold-out crowd that included ClaudeNobs and Quincy Jones at the opening of the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival on July 6 and followed by his North Sea Jazz escapades, Moncef continues to ride the Return To Gorée wave as the film opens today in several major Swiss cities. You can now visit the project’s official website at www.retouragoree.comand keep posted on the latest news and events around the documentary that touches everyone who gets a chance to see it.

AQUA Tour hits Montreux and North Sea Jazz

It’s almost Summertime! We’re pleased to announce several high-profile tour dates for Moncef this summer. First off will be the opening of the 41st edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whereMoncef will perform with his fellowReturn To Gorée cast members YoussouN’Dour, James Cammack, IdrisMuhammad and Wolfgang Muthspiel on July 6. Speaking of Return to Gorée, Moncef attended the European premiere of the critically acclaimed film on April 24 at the Festival La Vision du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. Following Montreux, it’s off to Oslo, Norway, where Moncef will embark on the North Sea Jazz Cruise and perform in trio on July 9 and 10, before playing at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam on July 15, all stages of his 2007 AQUA Tour. Stay tuned and visit the “Tours” section for more details and more live performances to be announced.

Exclusive deal with Tree Lawn Artists

Moncef signs an exclusive, worldwide deal with Tree Lawn Artists! The Boston-based booking agency, headed by industry veteran Eric Hanson, will represent Moncef for all his live performances and tours around the world. Moncef’s team is delighted to have Tree Lawn Artists on board and we look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration. All festival organizers and venue coordinators interested in booking Moncef are invited to contact Tree Lawn directly. Their contact information including website and email can be found in the “Contacts” section of this site.

Michael Brecker passes away

Moncef Genoud, Rollin’ Dice Productions, Gail Boyd Artist Management and Savoy Jazz would like to express their sincere condolences to the family of Michael Brecker following his death. Michael was a real friend and inspiration to Moncef, who fulfilled a career dream when he got a chance to record with Michael on “AQUA”. Their acclaimed collaboration was truly amazing and Moncef, though devastated by the loss of such an important figure in his life, feels tremendously honored that “AQUA” will forever be one of the very last recordings to feature Michael’s remarkable talent and unique musical voice. The world of jazz has lost a true giant whose legacy will never be forgotten. We would also like to extend our sympathy to label-mate Ravi Coltrane and his family for the loss of his mother Alice. Our world is mourning, but Heaven must be swinging…

AQUA praised by Downbeat and The Village Voice!

Moncef and his team wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year! To start 2007 on a pleasant note, we’re proud to announce that Moncef’s record “AQUA” just made Downbeat Magazine’s Best CDs of 2006 list and was voted to The Village Voice Jazz Poll Top 50 albums of the year. Check out their December issues for more details. Moncef is gearing up for his IAJE performance in New York next week, where his label and management team look forward to seeing you. You can also catch his live interview on New York’s leading jazz station WBGO on Thursday, January 11 at 2:30 pm.