NES is playing a show in Istanbul on October 17 as part of Akbank Jazz Festival
The exceptional trio NES will be playing Akbank Jazz Festival on October 17 at Summart Art Center. The genre-busting music of NES knows no categories or language barriers, carrying a free spirit similar to artists such as Anouar Brahem, Dhafer Youssef or Ibrahim Maalouf. The unified music language that brings together three members of NES is between traditional Arabic and world music, jazz and pop. Percussionist David Gadea, cellist Matthieu Saglio and the singer/cellist Nesrine Belmokh met in Valencia, Spain, became friends, created a trio, built a repertoire and chose a name: NES, Nesrine's nickname. The trio finally released their international debut album “Ahlam”, a long-held wish, in 2018. Nesrin’s vocals in English, French and Arabic, are accompanied by the astonishingly varied sounds of the cellist Matthieu Saglio - who also works with loop pedals, and the sometimes fiery, sometimes very delicate percussion by David Gadea constituting the virtuoso flamenco/jazz basis of this band.
Nesrine Belmokh: Vocal, Cello
Matthieu Saglio: Vocal, Cello
David Gadea: Perkussion