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news

Our new trailer, showing what we did in Venezuela last September and our upcoming concerts this September

August 4, 2016

New booking agency “Epic Tour”

May 10, 2016

We are happy to announce that we will work together with booking agency “Epic Tour”
So France, UK and Ireland, watch out, the grand BMB will invade soon!;-)
Take a look if you want.

New Album out now: reviews on the cosmic release

April 4, 2016

Review from journal.lu click here to read.

Review from Tageblatt click here to read.

BMB 10 years anniversary

April 8, 2015

BMB 10 years anniversary party concert coming up the 29th of may in “de gudde wellen”. Get your tickets already now here under “upcoming events’.

The Grand Cosmic Journey

June 10, 2014

 

Through the years, drummer Benoit Martiny developed with his bandmates an original musical style influenced by the mid-1960s. The Benoît Martiny Band was First Prize Winner of the 2008 Amersfoort Jazz Talent Award, and has been performing in many different venues in Europe and Japan.

Powered by the internationally recognized musical talents of clarinetist Michel Pilz, saxophonist Roby Glod and keyboardist Leon den Engelsen, The Grand Cosmic Journey extends the BMB experience back to this period when free jazz gave birth to krautrock.

The project is an attempt to revisit these golden years where music broke the boundaries of art and cultures, where music was imagined by some of the most innovative composers and sound designers of these last decades, such as Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Jimi Hendrix, Hermeto Pascoal, and Frank Zappa.

Newsarticle May 2014

May 10, 2014

Click here to read the article.

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Bio

Formed in summer 2004, the roots of the Benoit Martiny Band (shortBMB) are in a Garage in the small village of Rameldange, Luxembourg. The band plays an insane kind of rock-jazz written by Benoit Martiny himself, who is very inspired by rock and jazz music of the 60ies and 70ies. The mighty BMB is, since 10 years now, jazz’n`rolling around the world and has released 4 albums and a Live DVD.

Apart from touring all over Europe, BMB was nominated for the Dutch Jazzcompetition in 2005 and won the Amersfoort Jazztalent award in 2008. In 2013 the band had the opportuity to finally tour Japan. Over the years, BMB invited several guests to join them for different projects, songs or albums. On their last album `Trauerspill` for example, they worked with producer Alejandro Londono and had, among others, Mark Lotterman sing a couple of tunes.

Their latest project also includes a few special guests to extend the BMB experience.Under the name of “The grand cosmic journey” BMB are joined by supersax player Roby Glod, Keyboarder Leon den Engelsen and living Bassclarinet legend Michel Pilz.

  • Benoit Martiny – Drums
  • Sandor Kem – Bass
  • Frank Jonas – Guitar
  • Jasper van Damme – Altosax
  • Joao Driessen – Tenorsax

 

Press

Review of Luxembourg Jazz Meeting Sept 2012:

“Le Benoît Martiny Band est un quintet à deux saxes, contrebasse et guitare au son très rock, mené par un batteur leader à l’énergie inépuisable, et qui distille une sorte de rock/blues puissant et lyrique strié de solos flamboyants des souffleurs et du guitariste. Tout cela flirte joyeusement avec le jazz, le funk …”.

Thierry Quénum, Jazzmagazine

Review of BMB at the Manchester Jazzfestival July 28th 2013:

“Having already checked out the Benoit Martiny Band in advance as part of mine and Jane’s jazz festival preview radio show, I was intrigued to see how they would go down, reason being that they’re ‘full­on’ to say the least. I’m happy to report they went down phenomenally well. It was in your face stuff for sure, but at the same time it was so strong, powerful, well rehearsed and well written that it grabbed the audience right from the off. It was hard not to be taken with the sheer energy and enthusiasm of it all. The set started with some mystical almost tribal drumming from Martiny on drums, soon making way for generous amounts of fuzz bass from Sandor Kem and big power chords from guitarist Frank Jonas. The first few tracks reminded me of early era King Crimson and Soft Machine with a little Black Sabbath thrown in for good measure. ‘Carousel’ from their new album was more of a groover, topped off with a really strong duo sax hookline played crisply by Joao Driessen on tenor and Jasper Van Damme on alto. Both horns players were real ear­grabbing improvisers too, assisted by the rock solid grounding of the fantastically tight combination of Martiny and Kem. The sense of expert dynamic variation and control was handled especially well on this track. The fast swing of ‘Don’t Leave a Message’ showed the band weren’t only about heavy jazz rock, Kem switching from electric to acoustic double bass to woodify the sound. ‘My Favourite Painkiller’ came complete with some fab echo scratchy guitar atmospherics and a free jazz section leading to a punctuated deep blues riff. Van Damme made good use of the latter to burn us up with some fiery alto playing. Manchester’s Town Hall bells sounded over the decaying chords of final track ‘Funeral’ to complete this brilliant set perfectly.”

Review Völklinger Jazzhuette:

“Erinnerungen an die 70er Jahre keimten am Freitag beim Völklinger Hütten­Jazz. Der künstlerische Leiter Oliver Strauch hatte die junge Band um den Luxemburger Schlagzeuger Benoit Martiny zu der Feierabendreihe ans Bistro B 40 am Eingang des Weltkulturerbes geladen. Das Quintett aus dem Ort Rameldenge, das durch Europa tourt und bereits drei Alben veröffentlichte, überraschte die Hüttenjazz­Gemeinde mit einem üppigen Breitwandsound, der von der verzerrten Gitarre von Frank Gones dominiert wurde – er legte hier fette Akkordmatten aus. Das rhythmische Fundament bildeten kraftvolle funkrockige Muster von Bassist Sandor Kem und vom Schlagmann und Combochef Benoit Martiny. Abgerundet wurde die wie in den besten Pioniertagen des Jazzrock vor vier Jahrzehnten tönende Musik vom kernigen Gebläse mit Joao Driessen (Tenorsaxofon) und Jasper van Damme (Altsaxofon). Die beiden Saxofonisten traten besonders in temporeichen Bebop­Passagen in den Fokus, mit denen Gevatter Jazz sich hier kurzzeitig die angestammte Szenerie sozusagen zurückeroberte. Über weite Strecken bewegte sich das Geschehen freilich in Gefilden, in denen sich Freunde eines deftig groovenden Rock wohlfühlen konnten. Dabei fehlte es durchaus nicht an lyrischen, ja meditativen Passagen etwa mit filigranen bluesigen Slide­Einlagen des Gitarristen. Da sich ohrenfällige Einfälle und Wendungen als verbindendes Glied durch die gesamte Konzertstunde zogen, blieb die hochkarätige Musik der Benoit Martiny Band trotz zahlreicher komplexer Details im Großen und Ganzen breitenkompatibel. Kenner und Genießer kamen gleichermaßen auf ihre Kosten. Das Hüttenjazz-Auditorium jedenfalls war angetan und erklatschte nach dem einem dröhnenden psychedelischen Klang rausch ähnelnden Finale entzückt Zugaben.”

Saarbrückner Zeitung 05.08.2013

 

discography

The Grand Cosmic Journey - CD/DVD - 2016


  • 1. Spiritual Revolution - 10:42
  • 2. Not Just A Fling - 5:47play
  • 3. Cosmic Journey - 5:24play
  • 4. Alone - 9:02
  • 5. Don't Leave a Message - 6:10play
  • 6. Hectic Fantastic - 8:12
  • 7. Funeral II - 7:07

Are You Isolated? - DVD - 2014


Trauerspill - 2013


  • 1. Dead And Gone - 5:32play
  • 2. Firestone Salads - 5:55
  • 3. Carrousel - 3:58
  • 4. F The W - 4:33play
  • 5. Don't Leave a Message - 6:09play
  • 6. My Favorite Painkiller - 5:39
  • 7. Just As Real - 5:04
  • 8. Funeral - 8:19play

Isolation Nation - 2010


  • 1. Who called the cops? - 4:06play
  • 2. Suicide City - 6:07
  • 3. Bombay Hideout - 4:51
  • 4. Exile Island - 4:42play
  • 5. Seriously funked up - 6:55
  • 6. Isolation Nation - 5:54

Benoit Martiny Band - 2008


  • 1. Present Dance - 4:42play
  • 2. The Devli On My Trail - 9:03
  • 3. Seriously Damaged - 2:42
  • 4. Silent Phones - 9:22
  • 5. Katrina's Voodoo - 4:32
  • 6. Out Of The Bubble - 6:52play
  • 7. The Most Relaxed Cows In The Wold Live In India - 6:37
  • 8. No Choice - 3:00
  • 9. Invasion - 8:39play

Jazz Goes Garage - 2005


  • 1. Bushfire - 4:55play
  • 2. Running in Circles - 7:04
  • 3. Jazz 'n' Roll - 5:32play
  • 4. Irene's Descision- 2:50
  • 5. The Garage Blues - 6:05play
  • 6. Winter Hope - 6:06
  • 7. Traveling - 1:11
  • 8. Spritual Revolution - 16:50

media

The devil on my trail – Live at Trifolion

Suicide city – Live at Melusina

Isolation Nation Video Clip

Seriously funked up – Live at Melusina

agenda

Sep 22 2016 - 21:00

Club Tour
De 2 Spieghels - Leiden
The Netherlands

Sep 23 2016 - 18:30

Club Tour
Freakshow Artrock Festival - Wuerzburg
Germany

Sep 24 2016 - 20:00

Club Tour
Wine Note Jazzbar - Thionville
France

Sep 25 2016 - t.b.a

Club Tour
Refugee CampCentre Logopedie - Strassen
Luxembourg

Sep 26 2016 - t.b.a

Live uit Lloyd
Radio Rijnmond - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Sep 26 2016 - 20:00

Club Tour
Matrix - Rotterdam
Netherlands

View Past Dates

Aug 14 2016 - 11:30

Rameldange on Fire
Beim Buer - Rameldange
Luxembourg

Aug 13 2016 - 21:00

E-Lake after show gig
Interview - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Aug 12 2016 - t.b.a


E-Lake Festival - Echternach
Luxembourg

Feb 26 2016 - 20:00

BMB's Grand Cosmic Journey
Opderschmelz - Dudelange
Luxembourg

Sep 06 2015 - t.b.a

Live in Caracas
t.b.a. - Caracas
Venezuela

Sep 05 2015 - t.b.a

Psicosound fest
Psicosound fest - Maracay
Venezuela

Sep 04 2015 - 21:00

Barquisimeto Jazzfestival
Barquisimeto Jazzfestival - Barquisimeto
Venezuela

Jul 25 2015 - t.b.a

BMB
Blues and Jazzrallye - Luxembourg-city
Luxembourg

May 29 2015 - 21:00

BMB 10 years anniversary party
de Gudde Wellen - Luxembourg-city
Luxembourg

May 30 2014 - 20:00

Jazzfestival
Open Air - Idar-Oberstein
Germany

May 09 2014 - 21:00

The Grand Cosmic Journey
Opderschmelz - Dudelange
Luxembourg

Mar 01 2014 - 22:00

Are you Isolated-release
Independant Cafe - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Nov 03 2013 - 20:00

Trauertour 2013
B-Flat - Berlin
Germany

Oct 26 2013 - 20:00

Trauertour 2013
Jazzmeile - Nordhausen
Germany

Sep 08 2013 - 15:00

Trauertour 2013
Jazz in Crooswijk - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Sep 07 2013 - 22:00

Trauertour 2013
Dag um Weier - Steinfort
Luxembourg

Aug 25 2013 - 13:00

Trauertour 2013
Sapporo Jazzfestival - Sapporo
Japan

Aug 23 2013 - 22:00

Trauertour 2013
Space Bubble - Mito
Japan

Aug 03 2013 - 22:00

Trauertour 2013
Rock a Blues festival - Beaufort
Luxembourg

Aug 02 2013 - 20:00

Trauertour 2013
Voelklinger Jazzhuette - Voelklingen
Germany

Jul 28 2013 - 18:30

Trauertour 2013
Manchester Jazzfestival - Manchester
Great Britain

Jul 26 2013 - 22:00

Trauertour 2013
Jazz Fiesta - Balatongyörök
Hungary

Jul 25 2013 - 22:00

Trauertour 2013
Jazz Fiesta - Balatongyörök
Hungary

Jul 20 2013 - 21:00

Trauertour 2013
Jazzland festival - Cserfo
Hungary

Jul 19 2013 - 20:00

Trauertour 2013
Ludas Matyi Restaurant - Nagykanizsa­Miklosfa
Hungary

Jul 17 2013 - 20:00

Trauertour 2013
Vár Underground - Nagykanizsa
Hungary

Jul 14 2013 - 19:00

Trauertour 2013
Immerhin - Wuerzburg
Germany

Jul 14 2013 - 00:00

Trauertour 2013
Kasematten Theater - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Jul 07 2013 - 18:00

Album Release Trauerspill
Rock um Knuedler - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Jun 15 2013 - 22:00


Fete de la musique - Dudelange
Luxembourg

May 18 2013 - 17:00


Food for your senses - Bissen
Luxembourg

Mar 16 2013 - 20:00


Trifolion - Echternach
Luxembourg

Nov 04 2012 - 15:00


Jazz in Crooswijk - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Sep 27 2012 - 11:00

Luxembourg Jazzmeeting
Abbaye Neumuenster - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Jul 17 2011 - 16:45

Isolation Nation Tour
Burg-Herzberg Festival - Fulda
Germany

Jul 08 2011 - 20:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Jazz a Blues um Haff - Merscheid
Luxembourg

Jul 07 2011 - 22:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Soul Kitchen - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Jun 23 2011 - 20:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Oerol Festival - Terschelling
The Netherlands

Jun 22 2011 - 15:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Oerol Festival - Terschelling
The Netherlands

Jun 21 2011 - 17:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Oerol Festival - Terschelling
The Netherlands

Jun 20 2011 - 20:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Oerol Festival - Terschelling
The Netherlands

Jun 19 2011 - 20:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Fete de la musique - Echternach
Luxembourg

May 01 2011 - 13:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Abbaye Neumuenster - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Mar 26 2011 - 20:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Freakshow festival - Wuerzburg
Germany

Feb 12 2011 - 22:00

Isolation Nation Tour
Koornbeurs - Delft
The Netherlands

Feb 08 2011 - 21:30

Isolation Nation Tour
Liquid - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Dec 10 2010 - 20:00

Isolation nation release
Exit - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Nov 19 2010 - 21:00

Isolation nation release
Melusina - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Aug 01 2010 - 00:00

Gran Canaria Tour
- Las Palmas
Spain

May 23 2010 - 20:00


Das Rind - Ruesselsheim
Germany

Jan 17 2010 - 20:00

BMB Movie-Concert
De Unie - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Dec 29 2009 - 22:00

Stranger then Paranoia Festival
Paradox - Tilburg
The Netherlands

Nov 25 2009 - 20:00

Italy Tour 2009
La Claque - Genova
Italy

Nov 24 2009 - 20:00

Italy Tour 2009
La cantina mediterranao - Frosinone
Italy

Nov 23 2009 - 22:00

Italy Tour 2009
Farfulla - Rome
Italy

Nov 22 2009 - 22:00

Italy Tour 2009
Contestaccio - Rome
Italy

Nov 21 2009 - 22:00

Italy Tour 2009
La Centrale - Pisa
Italy

Nov 20 2009 - 22:00

Italy Tour 2009
Centra Stabile de Cultura - Vincenza
Italy

Nov 19 2009 - 20:00

Italy Tour 2009
Il Circolo - Mariano Comense
Italy

Nov 18 2009 - 22:00

Italy Tour 2009
KGB - Freiburg
Germany

Nov 06 2009 - 20:00


Ancien Cinema - Vianden
Luxembourg

Nov 03 2009 - 21:00


Theatre Marni - Bruxelles
Belgium

Oct 30 2009 - 22:00


Exit - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Jul 18 2009 - 22:00

Blues and Jazz rallye
Rock Box - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Jun 06 2009 - 22:00


Verso - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

May 23 2009 - 22:00

Berlin Odyssee
Blackbox - Berlin
Germany

May 22 2009 - 22:00

Berlin Odyssee
Tacheles - Berlin
Germany

May 10 2009 - 13:00

Amersfoort Jazzfestival
Amersfoort Jazzfestival - Amersfoort
The Netherlands

May 06 2009 - 00:00

Bevrijdingsdag
Grote Markt - Vlissingen
The Netherlands

Apr 30 2009 - 20:00


Kulturhaus Niederanven - Niederanven
Luxembourg

Apr 19 2009 - 20:00

Italy Springtour 2009
Vineyard - Firenze
Italy

Apr 18 2009 - 22:00

Italy Springtour 2009
Contestaccio - Rome
Italy

Apr 17 2009 - 20:00

Italy Springtour 2009
La Cite - Firenze
Italy

Apr 11 2009 - 20:00

Italy Springtour 2009
Gasthof Reiterklause - Leutasch-Unterkirchen
Austria

Mar 10 2009 - 21:00


Sju Jazzpodium - Utrecht
The Netherlands

Jan 28 2009 - 22:00

Emergenza Competition
Witloof Bar - Bruxelles
Belgium

Nov 26 2008 - 20:00

Album release Tour
Hot Club de Gand - Ghent
Belgium

Nov 22 2008 - 20:00

Album release Tour
Einstein Haus - Ulm
Germany

Nov 20 2008 - 21:00

Album release Tour
Senhor de Bonfim - Nervi
Italy

Nov 14 2008 - 22:00

Album release Tour
La Cite - Firenze
Italy

Nov 13 2008 - 22:00

Album release Tour
Il Fondo - Recco
Italy

Nov 04 2008 - 20:00

Album release Tour
Kavka - Antwerpen
Belgium

Oct 31 2008 - 22:00

Album release Tour
Cafe Murmure - Bruxelles
Belgium

Oct 29 2008 - 20:00

Album release Tour
Waterfront - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Oct 25 2008 - 20:00

Album release Tour
Brasserie Neumuenster - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Oct 24 2008 - 20:00

Album release Tour
Jazzolder - Mechelen
Belgium

Jul 12 2008 - 22:00


Bluesexpress - Fond de Gras
Luxembourg

Jun 07 2008 - 20:00


Centre Loisi - Niederanven
Luxembourg

May 18 2008 - 13:00

Amersfoort Jazzfestival
Amersfoort Jazzfestival - Amersfoort
The Netherlands

May 17 2008 - 13:00


Scheldejazz - Terneuzen
The Netherlands

May 16 2008 - 22:00

Jazzdag Showcase
Amersfoort Jazzdag - Amersfoort
The Netherlands

Apr 20 2008 - 15:00


Jazztalent Award - Amersfoort
The Netherlands

Feb 17 2008 - 20:00


Ancien Cinema - Vianden
Luxembourg

Jan 27 2008 - 12:00


de Doelen - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Nov 04 2007 - 11:00

Apero Jazz
Brasserie Neumuenster - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Sep 29 2007 - 18:00

Bronx Party
Bronx - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Sep 28 2007 - 20:00


Banque de Luxembourg - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Sep 13 2007 - 22:00


Viking - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Sep 12 2007 - 12:00


Place d'Armes - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Aug 11 2007 - 22:00


Zomerfeest - Limburg Forest
Belgium

Jun 02 2007 - 20:00


Chameleon - Diekirch
Luxembourg

May 31 2007 - 12:00


Place d'Armes - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Apr 28 2007 - 22:00

First Club Tour
Interview - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Apr 27 2007 - 20:00

First Club Tour
Jazz Fabrik Das Rind - Ruesselsheim
Germany

Apr 26 2007 - 21:30

First Club Tour
D:qliq - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Apr 25 2007 - 21:30

First Club Tour
Cafe Why Not - Dudelange
Luxembourg

Apr 24 2007 - 21:30

First Club Tour
Liquid - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Apr 14 2007 - 20:00


KHL - Amsterdam
The netherlands

Mar 10 2007 - 22:00


Cité universitaire - Paris
France

Mar 08 2007 - 22:30


White Elephant - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Jul 01 2006 - 22:00


Jazzland - Cserfo
Hungary

Jun 01 2006 - 17:00


Strand - Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Aug 01 2005 - 18:00


Gaume Jazzfestival - Gaume
Belgium

Jul 01 2005 - 11:30


Brasserie Neumuenster - Luxembourg
Luxembourg

May 29 2005 - 20:00

Dutch jazz competition
Bimhuis - Amsterdam
The Netherlands

contact

BMB

email: info@benoitmartinyband.com

BYP

  • Badass Yogi Production  ASBL.
  • Au Verger l’Epine, 26
  • B-6760 Virton
  • Belgium
  • Phone: +32 (0)496 801862
  • email: info@byp-online.com

EPIC TOUR

Booking for France, UK and Ireland:

  • email: ello@epic-tour.com
  • tel: 0033(0)6 46 12 21 84