Michel Seba was born in 1973 and grew up in the Arlon area (Belgium) in a family of passionate musicians. From an early age he was surrounded by the sound of the bagpipes and the hurdy-gurdy. He began his training with Chris Joris and Didier Labarre during numerous summer courses at the « Académie Internationale d’Eté ». After completing secondary school, it was a natural progression that he left the Belgian province of Luxembourg, in order to study percussion at the Royal Brussels Conservatory of Music under the direction of Frank Michiels and Diederik Wissels.

He soon became well-known thanks to his ability to mix genres and because of his growing talent. Rapidly, he began to work with some of the greatest musicians: Eric Legnini, Eddy Louiss, Toots Thielemans or even Eric Truffaz, Paco Sery and many others. He feels comfortable with all musical registers, be it jazz, folk or world music. He regularly demonstrates this when performing at many festivals such as Montreal Jazz Festival, Brussels’ Jazz Marathon or the very famous Montreux Jazz Festival. Now he has become a major player on the Belgian music scene and he frequently gives courses and workshops in Belgium at Libramont’s Akdt and abroad, notably in Burkina Faso, Vietnam, Algeria, etc.

His mastery of pop music allowed him to play and/or record with Maurane, Axelle Red and Adamo but also to join « The Voice » Belgium musicians. He has also recorded music for several films and advertisements. He took part in quite a few multidisciplinary projects including theatre and Feria Musica contemporary circus. Always open to any kind of music experience, Michel has also been part of the band Soledad, that takes its inspiration from classical music and Tango Nuevo. Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel’s creation « Requiem pour L. » which mixes jazz and opera is one more example of the artistic diversity Michel appreciates.

Besides all of the above, Michel has his own band « Slang » along with François Garny and Manuel Hermia. This « Rock-ethno-coltranian » jazz trio has released its 5th album and has taken him to the far corners of the earth. He took advantage of the free time imposed by Covid to develop his own personal project « Multicolore » formed with Niels Van Heertum on the euphonium, keyboard and effects, and Rodriguez Vangama on bass and guitar. Thanks to the natural alchemy of these three musicians, this project takes you to various places through a hot, cross-cultural and polyrhythmic music good for the body and the soul.

Photos | © 2023 Cassandre Sturbois

Michel Seba play with Latin Percussion & Gewa France


Ana Layla – Introvert And Naked (CD, Stereo)Jazz Family2023
Philippe Bruno – 50 Years Ago ‎(LP, Album)Tepee Records2021
Loris Tils – Chic Invaders ‎(LP, Album)Not On Label2021
Daniel Romeo – The Black Days Sessions #1 ‎(CD, Album, dig)No Turning Back2020
Elia Rose – Elia Rose ‎(CD)Not On Label (Elia Rose Self-released)2019
Plain Jane (10) – Plain Jane ‎(CD, EP)Not On Label2019
Chrystel Wautier – The Stolen Book ‎(CD, Album)Bonsaï MusicBonsaï Music2017
Daniel Romeo – The Black Days Sessions #1 ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, whi + CD)No Turning Back2017
Jean-Pierre Froidebise – Froidebise Orchestra ‎(CD, Album)Homerecords.be2015
Slang (5) & Purbayan Chatterjee – Pace Of Mind ‎(CD, Album)Its On The Way2015
Tamara Suffren – Lespwa ‎(CD, Album)IglooMondo2013
Chrystel Wautier – Before A SongBonsaï Music2013
Bai Kamara Jr. – Disposable SocietyNot On Label2010
Slang (5) – Karmasutra ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Team 4 Action2010
Maria Palatine – Spindrift ‎(CD, Album, Dig)IglooMondo2009
Jean-François Maljean – Latin OneLC Music2008
Steve Willaert – Christmas In Paris – De Laatste Film Van Een Levende Legende (Music From The Motion Picture) ‎(CD, Album)Blue Gem EntertainmentBlue Gem Entertainment2008
Semal* – Belgik ‎(CD, Album)Franc’Amour2007
Jean-Pierre Froidebise – Soft Music For Broken Hearts ‎(CD)Jackal Productions (2)2007
Vaya Con Dios – The Ultimate CollectionSony BMG Music Entertainment2006
Manuel Hermia – Le Murmure De L’orient ‎(2xCD, Album, Promo)IglooMondo2005
Manuel Hermia – Le Murmure De L’orient ‎(2xCD, Album)Igloo2005
Slang (5) – It’s On The WayCristal Records2005
Diederik Wissels – Song Of You ‎(CD, Album)Igloo2004
Manou Gallo – DidaExil2003
@70’S – A Tribute To The Jazz Of The 70’s ‎(CD, Album)Jazz702003
Daniel Romeo – Live At The Sounds And More … ‎(CD, Album)Culture Records Benelux2003
William Dunker – El Rock Du Brabant Wallon ‎(CD, Single)Franc’Amour2003
@70’S – A Tribute To The Jazz Of The 70’s ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Jazz702003
Octurn – Dimensions ‎(CD)W.E.R.F.2002
Habib Koité & Bamada – BaroPutumayo World MusicContre-Jour2001
Slang (5) – For Promotion Only ‎(CD, EP, Promo)Carbon 7 Records2001
William Dunker – Ey’Adon! ‎(CD, Album)Franc’Amour2001
Olivier Collette – Joy And Mistery ‎(2xCD, Album)mogno music2001
Pierre Van Dormael – Vivaces ‎(CD, Album)Igloo2001
Raymond van het Groenewoud – Een Jongen Uit Schaarbeek ‎(CD, Album)EMI Belgium2001
Slang (5) – Save The Chilis ‎(CD, Album)Carbon 7 Records2001
Laïs – DorotheaVirgin2000
Slang (5) – Los Locos ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Carbon 7 Records2000
Froidebise* – Eroticomobile ‎(CD)Blues Gems2000
Ishtar* – La Voix D’ AlabinaAtoll Music2000
Tomas & Co – Le Second Souffle De Josaphat ‎(CD, Album)Franc’AmourSowarex1999
Daniel Romeo – Live At The Sounds ‎(CD-ROM, Album)CROSSOVER1999
Froidebise* – Freezin’ To The Bone ‎(CD, Album)Blues Gems1999
Foofango – Foofango ‎(CD, Album)Contre-Jour1999
Angelo Bisceglia – The Road Inside ‎(CD, Album)Consuvel Records1998
Chris Joris – On Children’s Street ‎(CD, Album)Lyrae Records1996
Diederik Wissels – From This Day Forward ‎(CD, Album)Igloo1996
Panta Rhei (6) – Hopa! (European Traditional Music Today)LMS RecordsLMS Records1995
Chris Joris – Bihogo ‎(CD, Album, RE)Lyrae Records1995
Diederik Wissels – The Hillock Songstress ‎(CD)Igloo1994
SRC : https://www.discogs.com/fr/artist/543019-Michel-Seba?sort=year%2Casc&limit=500&page=1