St Germain is the stage name of Ludovic Navarre, a French musician. His style has been described as being a combination of house and nu jazz music.
Navarre's album Boulevard was released in July 1995 and has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide. His United States debut, Tourist, was released in 2000 and sold 300,000 copies in the USA and 4 million copies world wide. Bob Marley, Toots & the Maytals, Miles Davis and Kool and the Gang are among Ludovic's early influences. He composed his first work under the name of Sub System with friend Guy Rabiller. He has released EPs under a number of aliases, among them Deepside, LN'S, Modus Vivendi, Nuages and Soofle.
St Germain is not associated with the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Café compilation series, though his song "Deep in It" is featured on its "Volume 1".
His song "Rose Rouge", which sampled Marlena Shaw's "Woman of the Ghetto" (on Live at Montreux) and Dave Brubeck's "Take Five", was featured in the official movie trailer for Joss Whedon's 2013 Much Ado About Nothing.
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