Manuel Hermia Freetet

Friday 11.02 | 18.00

Manuel Hermia’s Freetet proposes libertarian music, where order and chaos are constantly balanced, as in nature. The compositions are clear, but the arrangements, rather than being written, draw directions, balances and role plays, so that each protagonist of the group can permanently appropriate his voice as he feels like. And what protagonists: a horn section where Manuel Hermia, on saxophones, gathered around him Samuel Blaser on trombone and Jean-Paul Estévienart on the trumpet, all supported by the strong complicity of Manolo Cabras on bass and Joao Lobo on drums. A modern quintet, which tends to sketch joy as much as depth, having fun in surprising us, while honoring this libertarian music that is jazz.

The Freetet is the extention of the former Manuel Hermia trio, with Manolo Cabras and Joao Lobo. That trio had recorded two albums on Igloo label, (“Long Tales and Short Stories”, and “Austerity … And what about rage? “) and has extensively played live for seven years.


Manuel Hermia – saxophone
Samuel Blaser – trombone
Jean-Paul Estiévenart – trumpet
Manolo Cabras – bass
Joao Lobo – drums

Management & booking

Jackal Productions
Contact person : Manuel Hermia
+32 474 10 26 85


  • Manuel Hermia Freetet, Freetet, Jazz Avatars, AVA005, à paraître en 2021
  • Manuel Hermia trio, Austerity… And What About Rage?, Igloo 261, 2015
  • Manuel Hermia trio, Long Tales and Short Stories,  Igloo,  Igloo 224, 2010