‘The Tale, the debut album by Arnaud Guichard’s Serendip, pushes the standard jazz quartet sound into fresh territory on a fine and engrossing debut’. Dan McClenaghan (All About Jazz)
Arnaud Guichard is a Belgian born saxophonist and composer based in London. Since he arrived in the UK in 2013, Arnaud performed as a sideman and as a leader with the renowned jazz musicians Zoe Rahman, Mark Lockheart, Simon Purcell, Mick Foster, Dave Wickins and Moses Boyd.
Arnaud studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire where he was awarded the Jon Hassal prize for jazz in 2015 before graduating in 2016.
His latest work as a bandleader ‘Serendip’ is a project that reflects Arnaud’s early influences from the ‘Symphony Fantastique’ by Berlioz. ‘Serendip’ cultivates the essence of program music using the Persian tale ‘The Three Princes of Serendip’ as an extra-musical narrative.
Since its start in 2017 ‘Serendip’ played at Jazz in The Round, The Vortex Jazz Club, Jazz Live at The crypt amongst others and released its first album ‘The Tale’ at Total Refreshment Centre in May 2018. Chris Phillips and Jez Nelson played the album multiple times on their radio program ‘The Blue Print’ and ‘Somethin’ Else’ at Jazz FM.
Arnaud also took part in the ‘Jazz Directors Series 3’ with Zoe Rahman and toured in the North West of England.
He is the host of a monthly jam at Jazz live at the Crypt in Camberwell.
17th of January 2019, Jam at The Crypt, Camberwell, London UK
22nd of March 2019, Serendip live B Jazz International Contest, Leuven BE
7th of April 2019, Serendip live at Roskam, Brussels BE
30th of April 2019, Serendip live at Kansas Smitty’s, Broadway Market, London UK
3rd Of May 2019, Serendip live at Jazzlive at The Crypt, Camberwell, London UK
The Tale by Serendip