Céline Bonacina trio at 'Like a jazz machine' festival
Céline Bonacina, saxophones Hary Ratsimbazavy, batterie Olivier Carole, basse électrique Céline studied music at the 'conservatoires » in Belfort, Besançon and Paris, then specialised in baritone saxophone and played in big bands from 1996 to 1998. She moved to Reunion Island, where she taught at the regional music conservatoire for 7 years. During this time she performed in many festivals in the Indian Ocean with her own band, and as guest of the pianist Omar Sosa. Back in France in 2005, she released her first album, « Vue d'en haut ». Her compositions, interpreted with baritone, alto and soprano saxophones, are universally praised in the press. With her 2010 album 'Way of Life', Bonacina had an impressive debut on ACT featuringNguyên Lê as a guest. Her new album 'Open Heart' was released in 2013. She performs most often in trio, but also in quartet, quintet or sextet in many festivals in France and abroad. Recently she has played in concert with a.o. Andy Sheppard, Lars Danielsson, Michael Wollny, Leszek Mozder, Nils Landgren, Wolfgang Haffner, Michel Benita, Gwilym Simcock.