The members of Ishkero were in their early twenties when they got together. Eight years later, they embody what being a band means: moving forward as a team.
For eight years, the five Parisian musicians, crazy about progressive jazz, have been experimenting with pedals: flute and guitar solos with effects, Fender Rhodes distortion... They have matured together and individually, constantly playing on stage, multiplying concerts and residencies in the French capital.
Historical institutions (Caveau des oubliettes, Duc des Lombards, New Morning) and more modern ones (La Gare) have given them the keys. Eight years after their debut, the band still plays their first song on stage, but with their current dreamy sound, full of ambient, effects and impros.
The difference is enormous: over the years, Ishkero's musicians have grown individually. With over a hundred dates under their belt, the band has had time to mature as a whole. How many young bands can claim such a shared history nowadays?
Ishkero went "full blast", as they like to do on stage: releasing three EPs without worrying too much, refining their progressive jazz, winning the ReZZo competition of the Jazz à Vienne festival in 2021, and being a Jazz Migration laureate in 2022.
It must be said that their rock energy is communicative. Ishkero likes to play hard, to perform solos with long epic crescendos. The asymmetrical bars, less frequent than in their early days, have been replaced by something more rock. Ishkero's music is a lyrical journey.