Amina Mezaache & Maracuja will unveil their new album “Vortex” on its release April 26, 2024, on Veston Léger / InOuïe Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Thursday May 16, 2024 at Studio de L’Ermitage (Paris).

Their first single ‘6 Bémols’ has been available on all platforms since 9 February 2024.

Amina Mezaache & Maracuja is composed of:
Amina Mezaache: flutes and compositions
Yoan Fernandez: guitars
Fabien Debellefontaine: sousaphone and flute
Jonathan Edo: percussions

The guest artists on the album are:
Simon Deslandes: trumpet and fuglehorn (tracks 1 and 7)
Florent Sepchat: accordion (tracks 1 and 9)
Edgar Sekloka: rap (track 6)

Lead artist: Amina Mezaache:

After passing through New York, Recife, Ouagadougou, Rio, London, Bali, Amina Mezaache’s flute offers us a profound and rich sound, full of diverse influences and inspired by the roots of traditional world music as well as jazz, classical and contemporary music. As a demanding soloist and experienced composer, she has been the founder of creative jazz groups since 2005. She has explored contemporary jazz writing, colored with various influences from world and repetitive music, such as the Inama sextet in 2008 (1st prize of Esprit Jazz Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Festival and composition prize of La Défense Competition), the ESP in 2011 and the Maracuja quartet, with whom she has been touring for 10 years.
First Prize in composition and flute at the Créteil Conservatory, holder of a master’s degree in jazz at the University of Paris 8, she has enriched her musical universe since 2011 by collaborating with numerous musicians from the world music scene.
Since 2011 she has traveled regularly to Brazil, where she collaborates with the great musicians Hermeto Pascoal and Itiberê Zwarg.
In 2022, she participates in the large orchestra project Orquestra Familia da França with the composer and bassist Itiberê Zwarg, in partnership with the Sons d’Hiver festival, which gives rise to several concerts and the production of a live album, released in February 2024.


Created in 2012 by Amina Mezaache, Maracuja is the fruit of the meeting of 4 talented musicians eager to cross the influences of jazz and improvisation with the richness of Brazilian music. This quartet of variable geometry is distinguished by an original instrumentation, which combines the timbres of Amina’s flutes with those of Fabien Debellefontaine’s sousaphone, Yoan
Fernandez’s guitar and Jonathan Edo’s multiple percussions.
In the tradition of Brazilian avant-garde composers, such as Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Guinga, but also inspired by traditional and afro-descendant, music, Amina Mezaache’s compositions are conceived as so many colorful and contrasting paintings, which explore combinations of timbres and encounters between rhythms.