Created in 2012 as an association, Veston Léger is – since 2016 – a collective of musicians, composers, dancers, creators of links between the public and the artists.
The goal of the collective is to promote musical creation, the diversity of influences and to present interactive and rich repertoires.
The core of the collective is composed of multi-instrumentalist musicians and composers whose musical projects radiate both in France and in Europe.
Veston Léger proposes and organizes concerts, musical shows and events but also a large choice of cultural actions.
Jonas Muel saxophone
Fabien Debellefontaine sousaphone
Amina Mezaache flutes
Simon Andrieux trombone
Maxime Barcelona guitar
Mathieu Debordes keyboards
Emmanuel Demangeon percussions
Yvan Descamps drums
Jonathan Edo percussions
Gaël Fajeau sousaphone
Yoan Fernandez guitar
Coviel Gazeilles trumpet
Fabien Girard guitar
Guillaume Marin bass
Valentin Pellet trumpet
Edash Quata vocals
Charles Saint Dizier trombone
Nicolas Sausseau trumpet
Julien Serié drums
Matthieu Torsat contrabass
Jean-Baptiste Court guitar
In addition to its musical activities, Veston Léger proposes several sociocultural and pedagogical actions, especially in its region Centre - Val de Loire.
All this in order to help the cultural development in rural and urban regions but also to share various music styles with a large public of adults and children who doesn’t always have access to concerts and musical diversity.
The collective already has several projects to its credit :
Since 2015, Maracuja has developed several symphonical projects with schools : writing of several pieces for choirs and orchestras revolving around brazilian music, workshops with students, workshops around drums, restitutionnal concerts.
Since 2017 : rural concerts around the town of Amboise performed by various bands of the collective, followed by meetings with the public.
In 2018, the collective led a sociocultural project with AMMI Val d’Amboise, an association helping young migrants and the Jazz School Jazz à Tours. Ultra Light Blazer, Jazz-Rap quintet, created a show for the Emergence Festival by working on song-writing with young migrants, thus establishing a strong link between musical creation and social insertion.
Several actions are planned for 2020 :
• In october : concert and school workshop of Maracuja in Saint-Ouen-les-Vignes, in collaboration with the Music School of Amboise.
• In november : participation at the European Night of Museums and concert-meetings in the retirement homes of Amboise.
• In december : concert and workshop of Ultra Light Blazer with the innmates of the prison of Tours.
For us, it is fundamental to put Music back at the core of the debate, because it is a wonderful way to recreate social link between young people & old people, city-dwellers & country-dwellers, strangers & local people.