COLUNIA

Energetic, warm and playful, the jazz of Colunia carries, surprises, enchants!

Colunia is jazz....

... but not only

The influences of traditional and classical music are intermingled in compositions magnified by the presence of a new type of harp called the chromatic harp; Emerging instrument, which opens up new possibilities, to discover absolutely!

The four musicians of Colunia take you on a journey with multiple colours, likings of compositions, improvisations, and unveil a warm, playful and subtle atmosphere…

A little story

Fin 2013, Emilie et Florian rassemblent un quartette autour de la harpe avec Rémi Allain à la contrebasse et Ludovic Ernault aux saxophones. Une des compositions d’Emilie “Colunia” donne son nom au groupe. 

At the end of 2013, Emilie and Florian gathered a quartet around the harp with Rémi Allain on the double bass and Ludovic elgindy on saxophones. One of the compositions of Emilie “Colunia” gives her name to the group. The band made its debut in café-concerts and was quickly supported by the Pannonica. From January 2015, Colunia is accompanied by Trempolino and the CRDJ (Regional Committee for the Diffusion of Jazz in the Pays-de-la-Loire), within the device artists en scène and Rakesh Hervé takes over from Ludovic to the saxophones. Colunia is approaching another Nantes group, the Blue Baroness, and initiates a collaboration that quickly leads to the creation of the collective “spatula”.

Colunia continues to perform regularly, with strong times and begins to develop cultural actions.

The 2016-2017 season begins with a regional tour that includes Colunia in the glass Garden of Cholet, the Petit théâtre de Pouancé, the Espace en Retz de Machecoul and the Cité des Congrès de Nantes, Auditorium 2000 (Jazz in Phase). In the fall of 2017, the group played as part of the cultural season of Pont Saint-Martin and the Théâtre de Saint-Nazaire, national scene. Beginning 2018, Emeric Chatterjee replaces Rémi on the double bass and the adventure continues: Colunia leaves for an Estonian tour and then is retained for the device ties proposed by music and dance in the Loire-Atlantique, this device aims to make emerge and to Accompany the creation and diffusion in partnership with 8 rooms of the department 44.