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Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.


As a small child, my parents offered me a small organ. When I was at this keyboard, I started to play, by ear, different music I heard, and very quickly, I tried to write my own melodies. This is when I realized I loved music creation.


Later, I discovered a 60’s band called “The Doors”, and I was so attracted by their music and their sound that I learnt to play all their songs with my keyboard. They really made me want to write my own music; even if over time, I have shifted more towards classical music and jazz



Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?


My piano teacher France Clidat asked me if I was ok to get a lesson from her, “just in front of few people”. I of course answered “with pleasure”. When I arrived, the lesson was in a concert hall in front of 400 people: in fact, it was a master class, but she had not told me, because she knew I would have declined. Never have been so scared :)



What has been the high point of your music path?


Why not in the future? ;)


So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?


It is very difficult to describe them, because my creative processes are absolutely never the same ones!


When I started writing music, I often wrote a chord progression first, and then, added melody… But my approach to songwriting has evolved over the years, and even if I sometimes use the previous technics, I more often write harmony and melody in the same time or melody before harmony. Lyrics are generally made when the music is finished (the song’s theme has been already chosen, because it is important for the music), but also during the melody creation process, when particular words come to my mind, according to the musical accents (as it was the case for the song: “Tonight”)



What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?


Every single step (except songwriting) is a challenge for an Indie artist, because no support is provided by any musical company: from studio recording to distribution and especially promotion. I recently discovered that people still listen to radio a lot, and my most successful promotions had often been performed thanks to radio broadcasting (this is what I have seen in the streaming statistics of Jazzy Sky). Reaching radio stations is not that easy for an Indie artist, and it is, of course, the same issue for all the other medias…



If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?


When I was young, I was often dreaming about playing songs with The Doors…



What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?


I always start with technical exercises (scales, arpeggios, etc.).


After, I usually learn and play a piano jazz piece (I am currently on “Rondo A La Turk” from Dave Brubeck), or solo transcriptions from various pianists.


Then I start playing jazz standards, and I improvise on it, testing the latest techniques I’ve learned.


Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!


“Waltz for my Childhood” has been a nice challenge. I am a big fan of the three-quarter time signature Jazz music because it is very elegant to me, but it has to be carefully written. When I wrote this song, I worked at the very same time on the melody and its chords, and the melody had been the part which had requested the most important investigations: I wanted it to be simple, but nostalgic. The lyrics had been easier to write, because they are a little bit autobiographic. Growing up is not always painless ;)


What's coming up in the future?


Several new jazz songs will be released in the coming months


Tell us where fans can access your music?


Jazzy Sky music is available on all the streaming platforms, as:


Spotify

Apple Music ...

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About Jazzy Sky


Jazzy Sky has been funded by Stephane Querry.


Stephane started piano at age eleven. After studying in different music conservatories, he has been on the classical piano scholarship of France Clidat (at the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris”) for four years (1999-2003). He started learning Jazz in 2003 (Harmony, Piano improvisation, band formation, and rhythm) in the David Patrois Classroom and other music schools. He was very attracted to music writing; He composed a post-romantic piano concerto, several classical pieces, and Jazz songs for Jazzy Sky (“Give my Charlest” being his latest release). Various singers and musicians perform as function as the song.

 

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