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Lazuli at Baja Prog
in Mexicali, Mexico, March 2007
Background information
Origin Southern France
Genres Progressive rock,
world music, electro
Years active 1998–present
Labels Musea
Members Dominique Leonetti
Claude Leonetti
Gédéric Byar
Romain Thorel
Vincent Barnavol
Past members Sylvain Bayol
Frédéric Juan
Yohan Simeon

Lazuli are a French progressive rock band, formed in Southern France in 1998 by Claude and Dominique Leonetti.[1]


Lazuli begun in 1998. In 1999 they released their first album Lazuli, which had difficulties to touch the public and achieved low popularity. They performed concerts occasionally, which earned success with the public.

Their second album, Amnésie, in 2004, helped Lazuli to sign with the Night & Day distribution group.

On 2 and 3 July 2005 Lazuli attended the Montreux Jazz Festival and received an award for "Under the sky".

Key dates[edit]

Musical style[edit]

Lazuli combine progressive rock with world and electro music. Besides guitar, keyboards and drums the band plays also léode, vibraphone and horn; until 2009 split chapman stick, marimba and warr guitar were used as well.

Claude Leonetti invented and plays the léode, because he cannot use his left arm after a motorcycle accident.

Their lyrics are entirely in French.

Band members[edit]


Studio albums
  • Lazuli (1999)
  • Amnésie (2004)
  • En avant doute... (2007)
  • Réponse incongrue à l'inéluctable (2009)
  • 4603 battements (2011)
  • Tant que l'herbe est grasse (2014)
  • Nos âmes saoules (2016)
  • Saison 8 (2018)
Video albums
  • 6 frenchmen in Amsterdam – Live at Paradiso DVD (2009)
  • Live @ l'Abeille Rôde DVD (2013)
  • Nos âmes saoules Live 2016 DVD (2016)


  1. ^ „Lazuli“ aus Frankreich begeistern 200 Besucher im Alzeyer Oberhaus
  2. ^ "Summer's End 2011 –". Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  3. ^ "Fish – I'm really pleased to announce that #Lazuli will be... | Facebook". Retrieved 2015-12-03.

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