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BIOGRAPHY

1969
Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France, October 2nd

1980
Begins saxophone studies

1987-1991
Studies fine arts at Université de Paris I, then at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris

1991-1993
Studies music at École Nationale de Musique d'Évry

1992
Begins music composition and starts leading his own quartet

1993-1996
Studies music at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris

1994
Begins his collaboration with le POM (until 2000, band co-directed by François Jeanneau, Andy Emler, Patrice Caratini and Philippe Macé) and with Christophe Dall Sasso's big band

1995
Begins his collaboration with Laurent Coq (until 2001)

1997
Records his first own album Tenor Joke, live at Duc des Lombards in Paris

1998
Begins his collaboration with the big bands of Antoine Hervé, François Théberge and Belmondo Brothers. Album Tenor Joke is nominated at Djangos d'Or Awards

1999
Plays with Frédéric Galliano, Nicolas Folmer, …

2000
Plays with Laurent de Wilde, Vincent Artaud, Paris Jazz Big Band, …

2001
Records his second album Cassiopée at IRCAM studios in Paris. Plays with the big band of Laurent Cugny

2002
Begins his collaboration with the label Effendi. Release of his album Cassiopée

2003
Cassiopée nominated at Djangos d'Or Awards. Begins his collaboration with Yamaha and Vandoren

2004
Records the album Polychromy. Plays with Denzal Sinclaire, Laika Fatien, Meta, …

2006
Move to Montreal. Plays for the very first time at the Montreal International Jazz Festival with his own quartet. Also plays with Effendi JazzLab, Thomas Carbou, …

2007
Records the album Pop Up in the Radio-Canada studios in Montreal

2008
Canadian tours with Auguste Quintet and the Yves Léveillé's sextet. Tour in France with his own quartet

2009
Album Pop Up nominated at Prix Opus. Records the album The Link in Montreal right back from a West Canadian tour with his quartet

2010
Creates his own label FairJazz for the release of the album The Link. Also plays with Aurélia O'Leary, Orange Kitchen, …


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