SHAI SEBBAG, IN A FEW SENTENCES....
New hope of the french guitar, Shaï Sebbag travel the world, far beyond our borders,
and "initiates our ears to the art of travel , or rather , his journey" (Acoustic
Guitar Mag) . Artist with many influences, east Slavic music, modern fingerstyle
, Shaï has become a major guitarist in France ,following the
release of his fourth album "Transe", acclaimed by the
biggest names in acoustic guitar (Muriel Anderson, Michel Haumont...etc
) and the press
(Acoustic Guitarist, Guitar Mag, The Guitar Channel... ). Over the tours
he has shown in prestigious venues such as the "All Star Guitar Night" in
Los Angeles (Second french guitarist in 20 years), the International Jazz
Festival in Koktebel Crimea or closer to home the festival "The Sensitive
Bordeaux, alongside Juan Carmona and Biréli Lagrène .
More about Shaï
Shaï began learning guitar at 16 years old, self-taught. It begins with
the classical music. 3 years later, he discovered the bossa nova, studying
the great masters of style: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Toquinho ... etc. 7 years
later, it is a musical shock : Shai discovers fingerstyle and jazz.
Very quickly, Shai compose in this style. His second composition "Celtic Dreams" won a competition organized by Jean-Felix Lalanne, allowing him to go on stage at the Casino de Paris, for "All stars guitar 2006".
In 2010, the album "Kiss and Fly" was born. The album receives a warm welcome and the Shaï present on many prestigious stages in France, but also in Ukraina. The particular technique developed by Shai and based on partial capos Kyser attracts the attention of the American company, who decides to invite Shaï in a Best Of. Shai is the only non-American in this Best Of, where he is listed Phil Keaggy, Trace Bundy, Michael Manring ... etc.
After 2 years of compositions and concerts (Ballainvilliers Festival, Kharkiv Opera, Ukraine Embassy ... etc), Shaï starts recording her second album "1001 Nights", which was released in October 2012.
In November 2012, it is showing the International Guitar Festival of Issoudun, alongside Larry Carlton, Toure Kunda, Gareth Pearson and many others.
In September 2013, Shaï was invited to the prestigious Festival Jazz Koktebel, Crimea, showing with Erik Truffaz, Nils Petter Molvaer, Omar Puente Quartet, The Hardkiss ... etc.
January 2014, it's the dedication : Shaï played at All
Star Guitar Night
, chaired by Muriel
. The All Star Guitar Night is a charity concert taking place in Los Angeles and bringing together the biggest names in the guitar for almost 21 years: Mike Stern, Tommy Emmanuel, Martin Taylor, Lee Ritenour, Stu Hamm and many others !
The year 2014 is very intense, first with a duet with the amazing solo ukulele player Adrien Janiak, and the release of a duet album
June 2014 : the third album of Shaï "En Equilibre" (In Balance) released. A big success in the guitar world.
After that, Shaï made a very long tour (8000 kms through 5 countries).
His 4th album, "Transe" (released the 10th of february), will be follow
by the "Transe Tour" 2016 : Mexico, France, UK, Spain, Germany...etc
2018 : Release of his firth album "Elles"
GIGS AND FESTIVALS
August, September, October 2016
French tour with Maneli Jamal, Holy Grail Guitar Show
International Guitar RendezVous with Muriel Anderson, François Sciortino & Jean-Felix Lalanne
Gig with Mike Dawes, MusikMesse (Frankfurt)
Zihuatanejo Guitar Festival (Mexico), Guitar Day
(Mutzig), Shaï Sebbag & friends (with Michel Haumont, Julien Bitoun, Raphaëlle Dess & François C Delacoudre)
2015 Kibele solo gig (Paris), Issoudun International Guitar Festival, Arcachon...etc
2015 Graines de Guitare : gig and MasterClass
2015 Champlitte Guitar Festival : gig and MasterClass
First Official Video, for the title "Into The Wild"
2015 Festival Les Cordes Sensibles with Juan Carmona
& Biréli Lagrène
2005 from 2014 : All Star Guitar Night 2014 (Los Angeles), USA Tour, East Europe Tour, Belgium Tour, Concert with Michel Haumont and Muriel Andersion, "French All Star Guitar Night 2006", "Kharkiv Opera", "Scène
Bastille", "Festival of Ballainvilliers", "Tchernigov Philharmonique of Soumy", "Kibélé", "Les
Guitares de l'Espoir 2010"...etc