Beija Jeanzac harmoniciste français

Beija Jeanzac is a plural and sensitive artist, singer, harmonica player, author, composer, teacher. A performer of the greatest blues and rock classics, he is open to broad musical universes: mambo, jazz or gypsy.

Composer with asserted singularity, he astonishes by his personality. Self-taught, his environment is a source of inspiration for the keen observer that he is. He draws his influences from artists like Louis Armstrong, Jeff Beck, Santana, Django Reinhardt, Stevie Wonder, etc. Her childhood is rocked by the folklore of her African nannies.

When Beija plays, he is no more than an extension of his instrument and it is animated by his breath that he takes off towards the paths of pure emotion.

Close your eyes and let yourself be transported by the voices of his harmonica to the sounds of a transverse flute, a trumpet, a nostalgia.

In 2000, the adventure began when, leaving university, graduate of a DEA and Master’s degree in pure mathematics, he received a gift from his grandmother: a harmonica! His “little friend”, as he used to call him. He acquired his letters of nobility at the Jam Sessions of Utopia, the Parisian Temple of Blues.

In 2002, he joined the Men in Blues and gave his first concerts on the front of the Parisian stages where he met, among others, Jean-Jacques Milteau, Beverly Jo Scott, Jean-Louis Majhun and Basile Leroux.

In 2003, on the occasion of the Fête de la Musique, he obtained a Master Chorus at the Cabaret Sauvage.

From 2005, he performed alone and in a quintet throughout France, in Kiwani’s, Lyon’s and Rotary’s. In particular, he opened the 4th International Francophone Song Contest at the Douai theatre.

In 2007, he created his own trio formation: “Beija’s Project” and added the vocal cord to his arc.

In 2008, he proposed to Marc Loy, guitarist with the legendary voice on the blues planet, to form a duo. They put on their boots, hit the road and create: 2Blues. The success of the duo is dazzling.

This is the occasion in June 2010, of a first CD of 13 titles and more than 200 concerts. At the same time, Beija continues his solo career. His “little friend” in his pocket, he travels through Australia, Brazil and Tunisia.

In 2012, he was present in Marrakech during the film festival for an exceptional performance.

In 2013, he set up a trio project with world music sounds (percussion, piano, harmonica, voice).

In 2016, Beija returned to the sources of the blues, by setting up a very blues-rock band. At the same time, he is working on his major project for large performance halls. From Milteau to Hendrix, there is finally less than one step… a Harmonica!

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