About the album
Born in France in 1990, Musina Ebobissé grew up in a musical family. He started playing the saxophone at the age of eight, joining a special programme at the Strasbourg Conservatory.
In 2008, he entered the Jazz Department of the Strasbourg Conservatory, where he studied with Eric Watson, Michael Alizon, Philippe Aubry, and Bernard Struber. Alongside his jazz studies he completed a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Strasbourg in 2012. Musina was involved in the Strasbourg musical scene and featured in different projects, developing his skills and versatility through reggae (TND), hip-hop (FREEZ, Art District), and rock (Dolls Can’t). In 2013, Musina entered the Jazz Institut Berlin, where he studied, amongst others, with Peter Weniger, John Hollenbeck, Jim Black, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Greg Cohen. He completed a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance in 2017 and a master’s degree in jazz composition in 2019.
Benefitting from the vivid Berlin jazz scene, he performs in a variety of musical contexts such as contemporary jazz, improvised music, world music and swing. He has played at renowned international festivals such as Jazz d’Or, Wolfijazz, Jazz in Marciac, MaerzMusik, and Jazz Burghausen. His current projects as a leader are the Musina Ebobissé Quintet, ERB Trio, and Blendreed. As a side man, he plays and has recorded with Ganna Gryniva’s Dyki Lys, Thijs de Klijn Quintet, the Hans Anselm Big Band, Olga Amelchenko’s large ensemble, and the Art ensemble of Moabit. In 2018, Musina Ebobissé won the second prize of the International Jazz Composition Contest of Katowice.