A sensitive artist
Beija Jeanzac was born in Paris and is a performer and composer of classical blues, rock, mambo, jazz and gypsy. Beija draws his influences from artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jeff Beck, Santana, Django Reinhardt, and Stevie Wonder.
Beija says that, “when he plays, he is only an extension of his instrument” and “when, animated by his breath, he flies to the paths of pure emotion.”
Beija began harmonica in 2000 when he graduated from university and received a gift from his Grandmother: a harmonica – his “little friend” as he used to call it.
Self-taught, he gained acclaim during jam sessions in Utopia, the Parisian temple of blues. In 2002, he joined the Men in Blues and gave his first concerts in front of Parisian stages where he met, among others, Jean-Jacques Milteau, Beverly Jo Scott, Jean-Louis Majhun, Basile Leroux. Beija opened the 4th International Competition of French Song Theatre of Douai
In 2008, he paired up with the legendary guitarist Marc Loy to form the 2Blues Group. The pair enjoyed success on the road, and in June 2010, they recorded their first CD.
From 2010 through 2012, Beija performed at various music festivals and concerts around the world. In 2014, he created his own trio “Beija’s Project,” a project including influences from Blues, Jazz, World Music.
Beija continues his solo career and performs around the globe with his “little friend” always by his side.