Akoz duo was born in Montreal from the meeting of Violist Julie Salamagnou and Bassist Olivier Babaz, both professionnal musicians having lived and played together many years in France and in Reunion Island, Indian Ocean.
Musical cultures cross paths in the duo in a very delicate manner around two musician from a very different background. On one, side classical string chamber music and on the other, jazz and improvised ones.
Surprisingly eclectic, this melting pot finds its consistency and harmony with the meeting of those instruments, often discreets in their respective music and functions.
With its sound's originality, Akoz duo's music is mainly constitued of original compositions and unique arrangements of jazz and popular standards, with a particular affection for Tango and world's traditionnal musics.
Their firs album, La Lune de Kala, features the duo around ten compositions showcasing both musical imagination and instrumental achievment.