Steeped in the piano trio tradition, Pablo composes and arranges especially for this classic setting that so many jazz giants used to love (from Shirley Horne to Diana Krall, or from Nat King Cole to Jamie Cullum). To bring this music to life, he chose two of the best musicians of the Paris scene: Viktor Nyberg on double bass and Philip Maniez on drums. After having met guitar player Dave Blenkhorn (accompanist of jazz stars such as de Cécile McLorin Salvant, Harry Allen, Evan Christopher), Pablo decided to move on to a quartet, which expands the sound palette and gives him the freedom to sometimes leave the piano to be a singer at the center stage. Together, they cultivate an original sound that combines a true friendship in music with a common love for swing.
VIKTOR NYBERG was born Stockholm, but quickly established himself as one of the most in-demand bass players of the Paris jazz scene. His impeccable time and his creative soloing led him to play alongside some of his musical heroes, such as Ari Hoenig, Johnny O'Neal, Abraham Burton and Eric Alexander, among others.
After his studies at the Paris CNSM, and in Los Angeles, Berlin and Copenhagen, PHILIP MANIEZ is a multi-faceted musician who combines a strong identity as a leader (he conducts, composes and arranges for the Dedication Big Band, that he founded) and a successful career as a sideman with some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jacky Terrasson, Stéphane Belmondo...
Australian guitar player DAVE BLENKHORN stands out by his adaptability, which allows him to share the bandstand with some of the finest world-class performers (Cécile McLorin Salvant, Harry Allen, Evan Christopher, Lee Konitz…). Aside from his mastery of the guitar tradition (he is one of the specialists of 'first guitar hero' Charlie Christian), Dave has created his own style, combining a bright, swinging phrasing with an ability to dig into the blues with remarkable sensitivity.