Yearly Archives : 2015

Live solo piano album released today!!

Live in Cully, Moncef’s first ever solo album, is out now! Recorded live on the opening night of the 2015 Cully Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the album features 9 superb tracks, including gripping arrangements of famous Jazz standards and Pop tunes, along with a gorgeous opening improvisation. Whether or not you were in the attendance that night, relive the emotion of Moncef’s  sold-out solo concert. Moncef and C.Chill, his long-time producer and manager at Rollin’ Dice Productions, would like to thank the staff of the Cully Jazz Festival as well as Radio Télévision Suisse and in particular Laurent Déchanez, Yvan Ischer and Ivor Malherbe for their contributions to this recording. You can check out snippets of the album in the “Music” section of this site and get it in CD or download format just in time for the holidays! Make sure to comment on this post to give us your feedback about the music once you’ve had a chance to listen to the whole record. New tour dates in Switzerland and Austria have also been announced, you’ll find them in the “Tours” section. Happy holidays and a prosperous year ahead to all Moncef fans around the world!

Brand-new website!

Dear fans, we’re happy to present Moncef Genoud’s brand-new website! Entirely revamped, it allows for quick and easy surfing to discover the pianist’s news and career. We invite you to browse it section by section. The major innovation compared to the previous version is that the new site can be viewed on any device (computer, tablet, phone…) and doesn’t require any specific plug-ins. You’ll find press reviews in the “Media” section. You can now leave comments under each News post! Moreover, we invite you to check out and like Moncef’s official Facebook page (see the “Media” section). That’s where you’ll be updated on his concerts, travels, and new music projects. Speaking of which, “Pop Songs” continues to be critically acclaimed. The new album by the Moncef Genoud Trio was voted one of the best records of the year in Japan and in Switzerland, the CD is now available in FNAC stores and distributed by Harmonia Mundi. For those of you who prefer mp3’s, you’ll find a link in the “Music” section. Moncef and Rollin’ Dice Productions wish to thank Edgar Cabrita, Gabriel Scotti, and Brian Johnson for their contributions to this new website. Happy surfing!

New Swiss Trio and album, “Pop Songs”

Moncef Genoud returns with a new Swiss trio and their debut project, Pop Songs. Accompanied by electro-acoustic bass player Gabriel Scotti – the son of the late Achille Scotti, another blind pianist that used to be Moncef’s teacher and mentor back in the days – and young phenom drummer Valentin Liechti, Moncef adapts several classics of the Pop repertoire into jazz. The tunes, ranging from “Message In A Bottle” by The Police to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, to “Little Wing” byJimi Hendrix or The Doors’ “Light My Fire,” mark an interesting and playful departure from Genoud’s traditional jazz trio sound. Pop Songs also features a live concert version of “Poincinia” as a bonus track, along with “Juliane,” a new original ballad composed by Moncef. For the release party of this new album the trio will perform in Geneva’s Salle Athénée 4 on January 17th and 18th, 2015. A series of concerts will follow this spring in Sion, Lausanne, Cully, and Bern. Moncef will also perform for the very first time in Austria, on January 16th at Vienna’s famous Porgy & Bess club. Pop Songs is available in download here. The album will be released under licence in Japan. For more details on the upcoming concerts, please visit the “Tours” section.