Virtuoso guitarist, original composer, and arranger, respected producer, Hervé Samb is a very charismatic individual. He has established himself as an outstanding musician worldwide, with many famous artists such as Marcus Miller, Oumou Sangaré, Salif Keïta, and so many others. He is occasionally an artistic director for renowned artists such as Omar Pene, the singers Somi and Lisa Simone, to name a few. His four previous albums as a leader have all been acclaimed by the public and international critics : CROSS OVER (2009), KHARIT (2012), TIME TO FEEL (2013), and TERANGA (2018) through which he confirms a unique style, the «Jazz Sabar» born from the rhythms of the sabar – this traditional Senegalese percussion, crossing original melodies inspired by both traditional Senegalese tunes and contemporary jazz.

In 2020, he recorded two new albums: BENN, a much-awaited first solo opus, and JOLOF, in which he finds the «Teranga Band» again (born from the album TERANGA) to take the «Jazz Sabar» of which he is both the inventor and ambassador, even further. With these two albums to be released in 2021 and 2022. Herve Samb affirms his intention to delve deep within himself, to find what shapes his own identity as a musician and as a human being embodying the values of openness, cultural diversity, and gratitude.

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31.10.23 – Moods, CH
01.11.23 – Jazzclub Unterfahrt, DE
09.11.23 -Musée des Confluences ,Lyon
26.05.23- DE-Münster,OPT
28.05.23-DE-Afrika Festival, Würzburg
31.05.23-New Morning,Paris 
11.02.23-F- Le Trianon, Paris
29.09.22-FR-Paris-Music Factory (Album release date)
09.06.22-Marrakech-Gnaoua Festival
30.11.21-SN-St.Louis-Jazzfestival St.Louis
12.06.21-LU-Luxembourg-Le Cube
31.05.21-DE-Würzburg-Afrika Festival(postponed)
08.05.21-LU-Luxembourg-Le Cube
08.03.21-IC-Abidjan-Masa Festival 
Tourdaten Spring 2018



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Herve Samb + Alioune Seck  (duo)


Travelparty: 5 – 7

Travelparty: 3 – 4


  • Herve Samb : Guitar – Vocal / direction musicale 
  • Pathe Jassi : Basse – Contrebasse – vocal 
  • Alioune Seck : Sabar percussions – vocal 
  • Ndiaw Macodou Ndiaye : Drums 
  • Alpha Dieng : Vocal  

Line Up “Time to feel”

  • Herve Samb: g, comp
  • Reggie Washington: b, dble b
  • Sonny Troupe: dms
  • Olivier Temime: ts  

Press Reviews




  •  22.03.19:France 
  • 23.03.19: France
  • 25.03.19: TabTap, Schaffhausen,CH
  • 26.03.19: Sargfabrik,Wien, A
  • 27.07.19: Blues’n Rallye Festival,Luxemburg
  • 30.10.19: Jazzclub Hannover,DE


  • 03.11.18: Le Singe,Biel CH
  • 19.10.18: Jazz@theCity, Salzburg, A
  • 20.10.18: Jazz@the City, Salzburg, A
  • 22.06.18: Jazzfestival Bingen Swingt, Bingen, D
  • 30.01.18: Moods,  Zürich, CH
  • 31.01.18: Spielboden, Dornbirn,A
  • 01.02.2018, Unterfahrt, D München
  • 02.02.18: Cafe Museum, Passau,D
  • 03.02.18: Porgy&Bess, Wien,A
  • 05.02.18: Haberkasten, Mühldorf,D
  • 06.02.18: Treibhaus, Innsbruck,A
  • 07.02.18: Kulturpunkt Flawil,  Flawil,CH
  • 08.02.18: A-Trane, Berlin,D
  • 10.02.18: Sudhaus, Tuebingen, D
  • 11.02.18: Jazzhaus,  Freiburg, D
  • 13.02.18:Studio d’Ermitage,  Paris,F