Yearly Archives : 2011

Moncef is turning 50!

Those who know him will find it hard to believe, but Moncef is turning 50! To celebrate, Moncef will give a very special performance with an All-Star cast of his favorite musicians at the prestigious Salle du Régent in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on Saturday, August 20th. The stellar line-up will consist of fellow Swiss phenom Grégoire Maret (Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Pat Metheny) on the harmonica, England’s Andy Barron (Kenny Wheeler, Manu Katché) on drums, New Yorker trumpetist James Zollar (Duke Ellington Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis), along with Switzerland’s finest in the form of bass tandem Antoine Ogay and BänzOester, as well as Stefano Saccon on saxophone. This promises to be a grand celebration of the first 50 years of Moncef ‘s life and music career, and we invite those of you who will be in Switzerland on that date to take part in the festivities! For details, please see the “Tours” section of this site. Also announced, a series of three dates at Club Chorus later this year in December with special guests HaroldDanko, Grégoire Maret, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Bänz Oester, and Andy Barron, to celebrate Moncef reaching the half-century mark and the first 30 years of his remarkable career. On this occasion Moncef and his team would like to thank you for your support through the years. We look forward to continuing to bring quality music and projects for your entertaining pleasure in the future!

New album “Métissage” released

Moncef’s much-anticipated new album is here! Check out “Métissage,” his latest effort, in the Music section. Although Moncef recorded much of the new album in Switzerland with Antoine Ogay and Philippe Staehli, it also features a track recorded in Senegal during the shooting of the acclaimed “Return To Gorée” with Youssou N’Dour, Grégoire Maret, Idris Muhammad, and Jammes Cammack. “Métissage” is available on CD and mp3 via the Music section. The title track inspired award-winning L.A.-based, Swiss director Reto Caduff to shoot a remarkable video, which you can now see on Moncef’s YouTube Channel via the “Media” section. You’ll also find new pictures in the same section, along with recent press reviews. Please check out “Métissage” and give us your feedback! For those in Switzerland, Moncef will be the special guest of the Téléjournal on Télévision Suisse Romande on Tuesday, January 11th at 12:45 pm. You can catch him live at the BeJazz Festival in Bern on January 21st, and at the Caves de Courten in Sierre on January 27th and 28th. Happy new year to everyone!