Philippe Sellam was born on the 24th of October 1960 in Alger (Algeria) and lives in Paris (France). he is a composer and saxophonist - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxophones.
Philippe Sellam played with Michel Petruciani, Paco Sery group (Joe Zawinul’s drummer), Michel Portal, Roy Hargrove, Andy Emler, Mino Cinelu, Glenn Ferris, Orlando Maraca Valle, Omar Sosa, Reggie washington, François Jeanneau, Chico Freeman, Lumière Big Band feat Gil Evans, John Scofield, Europeen radio orchestra in 1991 and 1997, French National Jazz Orchestra, MC Solaar, Henry Salvador, Charles Aznavour, Claude Nougaro, Mangu, Wally Badarou...
He recorded more than 90 albums and made tours in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean Isles, North and South America.
He has created music for many TV and radio credits and advertisements as well as run many workshops and master classes.
Co-leader of NoJazz band, whose first album was producted by Teo Macero (producer of Miles Davis), the second album featuring Stevie Wonder, Maurice White (Earth Wind and Fire), Mino Cinelu… His other projects are Philippe Sellam Trio and Andy Emler mégaoctet.
Selected discography : Philippe Sellam Trio Magic Box, Nojazz Soul Stimulation, L’Orchestre National de Jazz, D. Badault A plus tard, Ch. Aznavour Jazznavour feat. D.Reeves, J.Terrasson,R.Galliano, M.Petrucciani.
" My instrument is part of me, maybe a part of my body, i feel strange without it. "
It is the success of the famous Mark VI model that has widely inspired the design of the Alto Reference. Capable of giving an ample sound while keeping its roundness, characteristic of the historic models. It is a model which combines acoustic tradition and modern manufacturing. It is equipped with a bell slightly longer to open the low notes and produce a better tuning.