Touring Bands

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Nearly all bands available on request

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MILLION WAVES Trio    1995 > 1997

Nguyên Lê, gtr

Dieter Ilg, ac. bass

Danny Gottlieb, drums


1995 jan tour

1995, feb tour

1996

1997 march tour : Kiel, Essen, Bielefeld, Koln, Karlsruhe, Mainz, Freiburg, Munich, Lausanne, Fachetumesnil. Fort de France, Tourcoing, USA & Canada june tour : Winnipeg, Toronto, NYC, Vancouver Vogue, Calgary, Saskatoon

MIRACLES quartet    1991

Nguyên Lê, gt

Art Lande, piano

Marc Johnson, ac. bass

Peter Erskine, drums


TBB Boulogne Billancourt festival, 17/05/91



ZANZIBAR    1993

Nguyên Lê, gt

Art Lande, piano

Paul McCandless, reeds

Dean Johnson, ac.bass

Joel Allouche, drums


1993 : St Florent le Vieil.

2002 : Boulder, Denver (USA)



NGUYEN LE PLAYS JIMI HENDRIX    1993 > 1997

Nguyên Lê, gtr

Corin Curschellas, vocals

Richard Bona, e. bass

Steve Argüelles, drums



Chur, Biel, Zurich, Thun, Boldern, Ratilly, Amiens, Suresnes, Dunkerque Côte d'Opale, Angoulême, Instants Chavirés, Pau, Rennes, Nancy, Ile de la Réunion, Casablanca, Rabat, Tetouan, Tanger, Meknès, Fès.

TALES FROM VIÊT-NAM    1995 > 1999

Nguyên Lê, gt                      
Huong Thanh, voc    

Hao Nhien, vietnamese traditional instruments

Paolo Fresu, trumpet & flugelhorn  

Simon Spang Hansen, saxophones   

Michel Benita, ac. bass   

François Verly, percussion, synth & tablas  

Joël Allouche, drums


9/02/95 Présences 95, Radio France Festival, Paris

29/06/95 Halle that Jazz Festival, Paris

14/08/95 Berchidda Festival, Sardinia, Italy

31/08/95 Saint Sever Festival, Mont de Marsan, France

03/04/96 Arsenal de Metz, France

06/04/96 TheaterHaus, Stuttgart Festival, Germany

17/04/96 Blanc Mesnil - Banlieues Bleues Festival, France

("De la Lune & du Vent" creation, global show with stage installation & traditional & contemporary vietnamese dancers)

19/06/96 Zurich Festival, Switzerland

23/06/96Saint Florent Festival, France ( "De la Lune & du Vent" )

29/06/96 Bolsano Festival, Italy

1/07/96 Nuremberg Festival, Germany

6/07/96 Berlin "Jazz across the border" Festival, Germany

7/07/96 Worms Festival, Germany

24/08/96 Saalfelden Festival, Austria

11/09/96 Germany tour : Hamburg - Fabrik

12/06/96 Braunschweig - museum

13/06/96 Duisburg - museum

14/06/96 Sankt Wendel Festival

15/06/96 Tuebingen - SudHaus

03/11/96 Berlin "Jazzfest" , Germany

16/11/96 Guimares Festival, Portugal

21/02/97New Morning, Paris, France

24/05/97 Bath Festival, England

6/08/97Festival de Crest (F)

29/08/97Festival de Willisau (CH)

13/09/97Paris, Fête de l’Humanité

4/12/97december 97 France tour : Strasbourg, conférence-concert avec le Prof. Tran Van Khê

5/12/97Strasbourg, concert à Pole Sud

9/12/97Meylan, scène nationale

11/12/97Poitiers, Théatre

12/12/97Toulouse, salle Claude Nougaro

18/12/97Lyon, Opéra

19/12/97Cergy Pontoise, Théatre

19/05/98Bourg en Bresse

nov. 1998 UK Tour : Arnolfini - Bristol, Rock City - Nottingham, Purcell Room - London, Sallis Benney Theatre - Brighton

01/99          Metz, Massy, Clichy

MAGHREB & FRIENDS     1998 > 2001

Nguyên Lê  guitar

Karim Ziad  drums, gumbri, perc, vocals

Michel Alibo or Linley Marthe  el. bass

Bojan Zulfikarpasic  acoustic piano, synths

Vincent Mascart  saxophones

Aziz Sahmaoui   vocals, perc

Mohamed Menni or

Mehdi Askeur  vocals, perc


1998 Stuttgart, Angoulême, Hildelshei, Moers, Delmenhorst, Luneburg, Heidelberg, Russelhiem, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Wiersen, Paris New Morning, Montreux festival, Berchidda, Anvers, Gent, Toulouse, Nancy, Roma, Gorizia, Ulm, Berlin "Jazz across the border", Milano, Meylan, Paris Duc des Lombards

1999 Metz, Massy, Clichy, Paris Victoires de la Musique, Le Havre, Paris Fête de l'Humanité, Amiens, Montlouis, Chateauroux, Perpignan, Tourcoing, Bagneux, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Vlotho, Siegen, Kufstein, Innsbruck, Fort de France Martinique,  Matera, Catania

2000 Six-Fours, Colombes, Borja SP, Zurich

2001 Algers, Lyon, Willisau

2007 Fès

CELEBRATING JIMI HENDRIX    > 2002

JIMI’S BACK > 2014


Aida Khann (2002 only) or

Cathy Renoir or

Himiko Paganotti, vocals


Michel Alibo or

Linley Marthe or

Etienne Mbappé or

Julio Rakoto or

Michel Hatzi or

Romain Labaye, e. bass


Karim Ziad or

Francis Lassus or

Roger Biwandu or

Tino di Geraldo or

Stéphane Galland or

Gergo Borlai, drums

         

2002 Paris Cité de la Musique, w/ Terri Lynn Carrington & Paolo Fresu. Oct Tour w/ A. Khann, M. Alibo & K. Ziad : Innsbruck, Rieid, Wien, Langenau, Passau, Schloss Elmau, Geneva, Zurich, Brest, Ploufragan, Bagneux, Almeria. Blois, Madrid

2003 (w/ Cathy Renoir) April tour : Heidelberg, Freiburg, Dornbirn, Basel, Dusseldorf, Wendelstein, Kufstein, Illingen, Dortmund, Wittlich, Goult, Amsterdam, Getxo, Assier, Junas, Raahe, Nice fest. Avignon, Berchidda, Ile de la Réunion, Nuoro, Rubingen, Ravensburg, Faches Thumesnil, Nancy, Eskisehir, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munchen, Jena, Sarjevo, Issoudun

2004 Tour March (Linley, F. Lassus) Neuotting, Schio, Sontheim. Essen, Nice, Aulnay s Bois, Toulouse, Roma, Sevilla, Granada, Neuotting, Schio, Sotheim, Suresnes, Caen, St Denis, Noumea, Livry Gargan, Angers, Bruges, Lisboa Rock in Rio, La Défense, Brugherio, Northsea fest, Andria, La Seyne sur Mer, Trevi, Corinaldo, Coventry, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Vocklerbruck, Buhl, Istanbul AK Bank fest, Boblingen, Amiens, Fort de France

2005 Nancy, Moscow, Hamm, Gaggenau, Karlsruhe, Conflans st Honorine, London Queen Elisabeth Hall, Meslay du Maine, Aubenas, Barcelona, Rabat, Nantes, Waidhofen, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paju, Jarasum (Korea), Aubenas, Trier, Viersen, Auerbach

2006 Shaffhausen, Feldafing, Branau, Freidrichschafen, Lille, Andria, Paris New Morning, Singapore, Montpellier, Constantine, Torres Vedras, Eupen, Pomigliano, Arezzo Wave, Paris festival de la Villette, Hemmesberget, Laimont

2007 Syke, Dortmund, Amiens, Algers, Enschede, Timisoara, Marostica, Nurachi, Kalott fest (Finland), Patrimonio, Schiltigheim, Thiais, St Nazaire, Pointe à Pitre

2008 Istanbul Babylon, Sarlat, Wendelstein, Vama Veche (Romania), Boissy le Cuté, Hyères

2009 Beyrouth, Vaulx en Velin, Aigues Vives, Sofia, Couches, Wuppertal, Orosei, Angers

2010 Troyes, Zaporozhye (Ukraine), Rive de Giers

2011 Arpajon

2014 Narbonne, Alger, Fribourg

2015 Gignac, Idar Oberstein

2016 Metz

E_L_B Trio    > 1999


Peter Erskine    drums

Nguyên Lê    gtr

Michel Benita    ac.bass

guest Stéphane Guillaume, sax


1999 Paris Salon de la Musique, Manhattan Jazz Club

2000 Paris Duc des Lombards, Sunset, St Sauves

2001 Paris Duc des Lombards, Albi, London Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oct tour : Toulouse, Marseille, Nice, Gorizia, Zurich, Heidelberg, Singen, Kassel, Lunen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Weimar, Mainz, Vlotho, Aalen.

2005 Paris Sunside

2006 Italy tour : Fasano, Roma Casa del Jazz, Cava del Tierreni, Porto Sant'Elpidio, Mirano, Monza

2007 Sunset Paris, Braunschweig Dortmund, Bielefeld, Mainz, Opole, Katowice, Guise

2008 Frankfurt, Amsterdam Bimhuis, Sunset Paris, Sori, Brunico, Schwaz, Munchen Unterfahrt, Langnau, Aanekoski

2009 Swidnik

2015 Paris Petit Journal Montparnasse

DUO with Eivind Aarset

13/08/2003, Berchidda





L'AUTRE   2004

Nguyên Lê, gtr & laptop

Linda Lê, writer & reader

Commission by France Culture at Festival d'Avignon, july 15, 2004

Francophony workshop, Dublin, May 6, 2006

CUNCURDU & TENORES DE OROSEI  with Nguyên Lê    2008                           
An encounter between Nguyên Lê's gt & electronics with one of the most open-minded groups of traditional singers in Sardinia. An idea by Luca Devito

Nguyên Lê, gt & laptop
Patrizio Mura, voche del tenore & mouth harp
Gian Luca Frau, cronta del tenore e del concurdu, mouth harp
Mario Sotto, basso del tenore e del concurdu, mouth harp
Piero Pala, mesuvoche del tenore e del concurdu, mouth harp
Massimo Roych, voche del concurdu, flutes, mouth harp

August 2008, Sogliano Locomotive (I), Orosei






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"FOOW" quartet
Nguyên Lê, gt & laptop
Paul McCandless, reeds
Renaud Garcia Fons, ac.bass
Patrice Héral, perc, drums & electronics


2007 Munster Festival
2008 Paris Sunside, Hamburg NDR, Coesfeld, Munchen Marstall, Russelheim, Freidrichshaven, Dinslaken, Schiltigheim, Gorizia, Volkermarkt

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IDOMA Quartet

Nguyên Lê, gtr

Illya Amar, vibes & marimba

Furio di Castri, ac.bass

Francis Lassus, drums

2006 Jazz Club de Dunkerque




TRANCE / SILENCE

Nguyên Lê, gt

David Binney sax

Matthieu Michel trumpet & flugelhorn

Dhafer Youssef voc & oud

Rita Marcotulli piano

Lars Danielsson, ac.bass

Jim Black drums


commission by the Traumzeit festival, Duisburg, may 20, 2006

SALZBURG Trio

Nguyên Lê, gt

Kermit Driscoll (2005) or

Skuli Sverrisson (2006), el.bass

Jim Black, drums

July 2005 & 2006 JIMS Salzburg workshop




DUO with RITA MARCOTULLI

2006 Trento

2007 Pavia, Roma, Messina, Bolzano, Roma La Palma

2008 Roma St Cecilia, Bologna

2009 Luxemburg, Neuburg, Wien

TIGER'S TAIL quartet    2004


Nguyên Lê, gt

Art Lande, piano

Paul McCandless, reeds

Jamey Haddad or

Patrice Héral, perc & drums


2004 (w/ Jamey Haddad) Zurich, Innsbruck, Wein, Kiel, Brauschweig, Dortmund, Essen

2005 (w/ P. Heral) Paris Sunset, Munich, Luxemburg, Schiltigheim, Mannheim, Mainz, Freiburg, Singen, Lausanne, Paris Parc Floral

2006 US Tour : Denver Dazzle, Denton, Augusta, NYC Iridium, Pawling Towne Crier, Cambridge, Williamstown, Oakland Yoshi's, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Seattle Earshot fest

2008 USA duo w/ Art Lande : Fort Collins, Boulder, Santa Fé, Denver




HOMESCAPE    2005


duo with Dhafer Youssef (vocals, oud)

duo with Paolo Fresu (trumpet, electronics)

trio with Dhafer Youssef & Paolo Fresu


2005 Mons, Aucamville, Brescia, Brighton, Glasgow

2006 Angoulème, Paris New Morning, Lyon Opera, Riga, Blois, Sinis, Malmö, Avio, Essen, Kufstein, Zurich, Innsbruck, Leipzig, Dudelange, St Martin des Champs, Rennes, Barcelona, Eragny, Bari, Roma La palma, Bolzano Carambolge, Longiano, Modena, Vienne Théatre

2007 Schiltigheim, Rotterdam, Orvieto, Grenoble, Nice, Bologna, Stans, Valence, Umbertide, Berchidda, Aquaviva, Neuhardenberg, Sacile, San Lazzaro

2008 St Fons, Faverges, Schiltigheim, Dunkerque Jazz Club, Tourcoing, Murnau

2009 Bologna, Milano, Verviers, Salzburg

2010 Evreux

MOON & WIND    1999 > 2001

Huong Thanh, voc

Nguyên Lê, gt

François Verly, synth & perc

Joel Allouche, drums & perc

Hao Nhien, viet. trad. instr



27/10/99 : Paris La Maroquinerie, Mainz, Koln, Essen, Berlin, Wien, Skopje

2000 : Nice, Suttgart fest., Herne, Ingolstadt, Munich, Passau, Luxembourg, Ratilly, Marseille

2001 : New Morning Paris, Montpellier, Bologna, Castelnuovo, Cerrarezza, La Roche sur Yon, Massy, Jouy le Moutier.



DRAGONFLY    2002 > 2006

Huong Thanh, voc

Nguyên Lê, gt

Dominique Borker, synth

Hao Nhien, viet. trad. instr

Michel Alibo or

Etienne Mbappé, e.bass

Francois Verly, perc


2002 Paris Duc des Lombards, St Herblain, Caceres SP, Delmenhorst, Hannover, Nurnberg, Wien, Brest. 2003 Blois, Bonn, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Nantes, Cahors, Rotterdam, Madrid

2004 Sunset Paris, Savigny le Temple, London, Hanoi Opera, Ho Chi Minh City Opera, Napa Valley, Los Angeles, Huy

2005 Thonon, Auxerre, Paris, Bolzano, Tilburg

2006 Merano, Langnau, St Nazaire



FRAGILE BEAUTY   > 2007

Huong Thanh, voc

Nguyên Lê, gt

Dominique Borker, piano, synth

Mieko Miyazaki, koto

Chris Jennings, ac.bass

Alex Tran, perc & drums


2007 US quartet Tour : Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago Empty Bottle & Historical Museum. Shanghai, Montreuil

2008 trio in Urugay, Punta del Este; Toulouse, Montpellier, Marseille, Dudelange. Septet in New Morning, Namur Esperenzah, Schloss Elmau, Hong Kong New Vision

2009 Bagneux, Pontcharra

SAND or BAKIDA Trio    > 1997

Nguyên Lê, gtr


Renaud Garcia Fons, ac. bass

Linley Marthe or

Michel Alibo, e. bass


Mino Cinelu or

Tino di Geraldo or

Karim Ziad or

Patrice Héral or

Laurent Robin or

Francis Lassus, perc & drums 



1997 (sept tour w/ Mino Cinelu) : Basel, Viersen, Kaufbeuren.

Nov. tour w/ Tino di Geraldo :  Ingolstadt, Gottingen, Troyes, Verona, Vienna, Salzburg, Linz.

1998 sept

1999 Glasgow, Aanekoski (Finland), London Pizza Express, Basel

May tour (RGF, P. Héral) Ansbach, Darmstadt, Berlin Haus der Kulturen, Bremen, Lubeck, Innsbruck, Zurich

2000 Weltz, March tour (RGF, Tino) Dinslaken, Berlin Quasimodo, Duc des Lombards Paris, Leeds, Manchester, Kendal, Leicester, Belfast, Dublin, Zurich, Glasgow. Paris Cité de la Musique, Istanbul, Dusseldorf, Kempten, Montreux, Junas, Sept tour (RGF, K.Ziad) Leverkusen, Eberbach, Schaffauhausen, Freidrichschafen, Dornbirn, Karlsruhe, Luxemburg, Freiburg, Darmstadt, Brauschweig, Bielefeld, Magdeburg, Kiel, Lillehammer, Stavanger, Trondheim. Sevilla, Madrid, Nevers, Rennes.

2001 Namur, Cheltenham, Monza, Leipzig, Nice fest, Verona, Foix.

2002 w/ Michel Alibo & Karim Ziad. Feb tour : Rubingen, Innsbruck, Wien, Frankfurt, Langenau, Essen. w/ R. Garcia Fons : Commercy, Romans, St Claude. Pori (Finland)

2003 Bourgoin

2004 Lille

2005 Constantine, Douarnenez

2006 Hyères, Dublin, Liège

2009 Valence, Paris Sunset, Nantes, Charleville

2013 Madrid


OMAGGIO A JIMI HENDRIX

Nguyên Lê, gtr

Corin Curschellas, vocals

John Taylor, piano

Anders Jormin, ac.bass

Joey Baron, drums

nov 2000, Modena



NGUYEN LE SOLO

2000 Napoli, Verona

2003 Nuoro

2007 London Spitz & Harrods

2009 Lyon Opera

2015 Dortmund Domicil

CANARIAS Quartet

Nguyên Lê, gt

Rick Margitza, sax

Chris Jennings, ac.bass

Joel Allouche, drums


July 2008 Gran Canaria, Tenerife

SAIYUKI - 2009                            

Nguyên Lê, gt & laptop
Mieko Miyazaki, koto & voc
Prabhu Edouard, tablas & voc

2009 Argentan, Lyon Opera, Lisboa Museu de Oriente, Marseille Fest des 5 Continents, Stockholm Jazz Fest, Fribourg La Spirale, Munchen Unterfahrt, Frankfurt Fabrik, Wien Sargfabrik, St Ouen l’Aumône Jazz au Fil de l’Oise
2010 New York GlobalFEST, Paris New Morning, Neuötting Gitarrentage, Gschwendt Gemeinhalle, Stuttgart TheaterHaus, Palermo Teatro Dante, Catania Teatro Brancati, Caltanisetta, Kempten Jazzfrühling, St Malo, Souillac, Napoli, Krems, Rotterdam, Dornbirn, Washington, Seattle, Oakland
2011 Reunion Island, Madagascar, Grenoble, Gien, Fano, Trevi, Seoul, Gwangju, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Montevideo, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai
2012 Valence, Aubenas, Washington, Paris Unesco, Vicenza, Sopot, Shenzen, Paris Roland Garros, Ankara
2013 Torino, Klagenfurt, Wuppertal, Rocalla Ionica, Hamm, Montpellier, Geneva 
2014 Toulouse, Paris Lancry, Geneva, Chamonix, Lans en Vercors, Montreuil
2015 Seynod, St Denis, Lyon Musée des Confluences, Moldova, Paris Musée Guimet
2016 Bagneux, Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla


click for more infoSaiyuki.html
SONGS OF FREEDOM   -   2011

Nguyên Lê, gt & laptop
Himiko Paganotti, vocals
Illya Amar, vibraphone, marimba & electronics
Linley Marthe or Romain Labaye, el. bass
Stéphane Galland or Gergo Borlai, drums

2009 Auditorium de l’Opera de Lyon 
2011 Ilmenau, Stuttgart, Paris New Morning, Munich, Dornbirn, Innsbruck, Wien, Francheville, Lagny, Scloss Elmau, Salzburg, Nice, Evron, 
2012 Bruxelles, Cosnes, Vigan, Faches Thumesnil, Dudelange, Lisses, Idar Oberstein, St Genis Laval, Aanekoski, Crest, Huy, Leipzig, Montpellier, Warsaw, Vilnius, Toulouse, Jouy le Moutier, St Brieuc
2013 Dunkerque, Catania, Palermo, Halberstadt, Belfort, Duisburg, Wien, Murnau, Nancy, Ravensburg, Saarbrucken
2014 Triton Paris, Basel, Winterthur, Bietigheim
2015 Montrouge, Lugo

click for more info on the albumSongs_of_Freedom.html

Nguyên Lê / Guo Gan duo  - 2010                           

a duo with great chinese violin player Guo Gan


Nguyên Lê, gt & laptop

Guo Gan, erhu


Cayenne, French Guyana

NEW YORK QUARTET    -  2011

Nguyên Lê, gt & electronics
Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto sax
Chris Jennings, ac. bass
Mark Guiliana, drums

2011 WinterJazz Fest New York Zinc

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ITALIAN QUARTET      2008
Nguyên Lê, gt & laptop
Rita Marcotulli piano
Chris Jennings, ac.bass
Danny Gottlieb or Roberto Gatto, drums

2008, Paris Sunside, Radio France, Siracusa, Basel Jazzfest, 
Braunschweig, Dortmund Domizil

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DUO with JOEL ALLOUCHE
2006 Montpellier
2007 Vals les Bains
2008 Mourèze
2009 Sète

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