PROFILE


bconnected was founded in 1994 by swiss guitarist Eugene Montenero and has, throughout the years managed to preserve a strong identity with roots in Jazz and an open mind towards the wide world of music.
After 21 years, bconnected remains a perpetually evolving project. The release of the 8th album "Magical Mystery World"(feat. very special guest Billy Cobham and Guillaume Perret) in 2013 confirmed the strong will to move towards new musical horizons.

The 8 albums produced within the past of two decade, demonstrate a beautiful regularity. During the same time the band has toured in Asia (China, Thailand and South Corea), played concerts in the Czech Republic, Austria and France and at prestigious Festivals and venues such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Tabarka Jazz Festival, Willisau Jazz Festival, Dimajazz of Constantine Algeria, Jazz Parade Fribourg, Pattaya Music Festival, Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai Jazz Week Festival, International Festival of the Arts Kunming, Dance & Music Festival Bangkok, Hong-Kong International Jazz Festival, JZ Music Festival Shanghai, Beijing Nine Gates Jazz Festival, Backstage Live Jazz Club Hong-Kong and many more...
Travelling the world nurtured open-mindedness, creativity and musical freedom and helped refining the band's artistic qualities. The musical alchemy occuring when the six musicians reunite is palpable throughout the band's performance. This makes for an unforgettable listening experience !

To date, bconnected prepares to record the next album "celebration" which will be released on the global virtual market in September 2015...

Line up: Eugene Montenero (guitar) Yoann Schmid (drums) Ivan De Luca (bass) Dominique Favre (key & piano) Philippe Sellam (saxophone)

Some artist who collabored with bconnected:

Billy Cobham, Guillaume Perret, Nya, Alberto Malo, Nathalie Manser, Coco Zhao, Yu Ling Ling, Duan Chenglu, Laurence Revey, Mary-L, Zhang Yi, Wang Ji, Marsha Yuan, Shih Nin Chun, Tom Tse, Macleen Rangasamy, Gurudev Kamat, Suresh Raj Bajracharyo, Sarod Bajrachaya, Larbi Sassi, Yao Xing Feng, Jean-Francois Bovard, Dynamike, Ernie Oddom, Pascal Alba...
Musicians


EUGENE MONTENERO
Guitar



YOANN SCHMID
Drums



IVAN DE LUCA
Bass



DOMINIQUE FAVRE
Keyboards & Piano



PHILIPPE SELLAM
Saxophone