Zycopolis Productions is an independent French production company specializing in recordings of live performances and creative documentaries.
Founded in 2002, Zycopolis has develops and produces many programs focused on different artistic areas : music (Rock, Jazz, Classical, World Music, Rap), theater, one man shows, equestrian shows, dance, musical shows… Our aim is to defend creativity in all its forms, respecting the artists and their work.
Our catalog is now rich with a large collection of concerts played by the greatest jazz musicians on prestigious stages. Since 2002, the company has shot more than 300 artists such as : Steel Pulse, Alpha Blondy, Gilberto Gil, George Benson, Earth Wind and Fire, Erykah Badu, Admiral T, Kassav, Youssou’N’Dour, Bartabas, Mario Luraschi, Frédéric Pignon, Hugh Laurie, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Deep Purple, Buena Vista Social Club, Steve Vaï, Philippe Genty, Melody Gardot, Ben Harper, Coldplay, Maroon 5…
Zycopolis’s cameras have also been present alongside major artists on the stages of festivals such as Jazz à Vienne, Jazz à Juan les Pins, Jazz à La Villette, Nuit de la Guitare and Garance Reggae Festivals, and also at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club, the Bataclan, the Olympia, the Zenith, the Accor Hotels Arena – Bercy Stade de France, the Casino de Paris, or at the Forest and the Royal Theater in Bruxelles.
Our films are often used on DVDs (Francis Cabrel “Les Beaux Dégâts”, Marcus Miller “Tutu Revisited”, Trust, and Dee Dee Bridgewater “Red Earth” Ahmad Jamal “Blue Moon” …)
Our award-winning productions :
2003 art label and test awarded by the AFCAE (French association of arthouse cinemas) AROUND THE BLUES, THE MOVIE documentary with Axel Bauer, Dick Rivers, Jean-Jacques Goldman Francis Cabrel, Michael Jones, Paul Personne…
2005 Special Mention at MIMPI THE LEGEND OF GROOVE, a series of seven portraits (including Fred Wesley, Marcus Miller, Ike Turner and Dee Dee Bridgewater…)
2012 Nomination Grammy Awards BLUE MOON, live performance at Olympia Paris of Ahmad Jamal
2015 Best Documentary at the Breckenridge Festival (Colorado – Usa) MARCUS documentary about Marcus Miller