The Headbangers

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Nicolas Gardel. Trumpet player for over thirty years, Nicolas Gardel is a Jazz prodigy and above all a music lover.
His references: Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Muse, Radiohead, Queen, Does it Offend You, Yeah ?, Alicia Keys… His clear and elaborate phrasing hasenabled him to collaborate with prestigious and eclectic artists: Henri Texier, David Sanborn, Laurent Mignard, Nicholas Payton, Pierrick Pédron, Electro Deluxe, Rémi Panossian, Zebda, Manolin, Tirso Duarte, Paris chamber orchestra…

The Headbangers” as their name implies, shake up ideas, their groove inciting insuppressible head thrashing.

Trumpet player Nicolas Gardel’s new sextet thwarts division by artfully combining vintage and modern; opening dialogue between Funk, Pop, Jazz and Electronic. By entering these realms of music, the group successfully opens perspectives with a singular, powerful and elegant sound, graced with ravishing creative energy.

After a dazzling career performing alongside some of the world’s greatest performers, the charismatic Gardel is frontman of his own creative project. He’s surrounded himself with the most talented musicians to bring the music of The Headbangers to life. The public is catapulted into a universe of powerful melodies and gripping rhythms.

With their first studio album “The Dark Side of a Love Affair”, The Headbangers reveal their signature sound: music with neither etiquette nor concession, mainstream yet demanding, sensual and fierce !

Line Up

  • Nicolas Gardel – Trumpet – Keyboards – Compositions
  • Ferdinand Doumerc – Saxophones – Flûte
  • Alexandre Cantié – Keyboards – Piano
  • Dorian Dutech – Guitars
  • Pascal Celma – Bass
  • Fabien Tournier – Drums

Press Reviews

« Un groove impressionnant ! »
Jazz Rhône Alpes, juin 2013

« On sent que le groupe est partie prenante du projet, et ça s’entend. C’est sans doute avec la qualité des compositions ce qui fait le charme de ce groupe. »
Jazz Rhône Alpes, juin 2013


On Tour




The Dark Side Of A Love Affair

15,00 €


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Marie Séguret
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