masterclasse Alain Jean-Marie

Feb 21, 2017 | Master class, News

Piano Masterclasse Alain Jean-Marie

Lundi 27 février à 16h @ IMEP • Paris College of Music

A rare occasion for all musicians to hear Alain Jean-Marie talk about his career, his connection to music and his personal approach to the piano

Alain Jean-Marie has regularly accompanied the greatest artists: Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Lee Konitz, Bill Coleman, Max Roach, Christian Escoudé … He won the Django-Reinhardt Prize in 1979 and accompanies Regularly singer Dee Dee Bridgewater from 1986. The same year, he recorded in duet with the bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. In 1990, he also recorded with Abbey Lincoln, alongside Clark Terry, Jackie McLean, Billy Higgins and Charlie Haden. He also plays and records frequently with Barney Wilen. In 1991, he recorded in trio with Henri Texier and Aldo Romano. He recorded two albums in duet with Michel Graillier.

In 1992, “Biguine Reflections” appeared as the first opus of a series of recordings in which Alain Jean-Marie made the link between his Caribbean roots and his bebop culture, recapturing the inspiration that had already appeared in Piano Biguines in 1969. The unavoidable accompanists of the Parisian jazz scene. He also participates in several recordings with other Guadeloupe jazz musicians such as guitarist André Condouant (Clean & amp; Class – 1997), Roger Raspail (Fanny’s Dream – 1997), and saxophonist Jocelyn Ménard ). He recorded in New York, in 2002, with mainly Guadeloupe musicians, and under the guidance of the trumpeter Franck Nicolas, Jazz Ka Philosophy, a manifesto around the fusion gwoka and jazz.

He also worked as a soloist and recorded in 1999 Afterblue, for which he received the Boris Vian Award from the Jazz Academy (1999 – best French jazz album) and Djangodor (2000 – best French jazz musician). He relapsed in 2004 with That’s What.

Reservation at info@imep.pro — PAF : 10€ (Free access for IMEP students)










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