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Jacques Helmus

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: August 15, 1954    

Jacques Helmus

From the age of five, he studied music theory, then the traditional clarinet in Paris followed by saxophone studies at the conservatory of Lyons (the Lyons school of French classical saxophone) where he achieved a gold medal.

Essentially self-taught in jazz and deeply influenced by classical and religious music, his musical education has been supplemented with great jazz musicians such as Bill Dobbins, Ramon Ricker at Eastman school and David Liebman in New York.

The professional career of Jacques Helmus is strewn with varied and enriching collaborations. He has played with Liane Foly, Francis Lalanne, Thierry Durbet (arrangeur), Nicolas Peyrac, Thierry Pastor, Michel Leeb....
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Featured recording “Letting Go”

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Letting Go

Cristal Records (2008)

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Primary Instrument:Saxophone

Location:69210 lentilly

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:

Lyon Conservatory sax jazz class

Clinic/Workshop Information:

jazz clinic for beginners or advanced player
Keilwerth tenor saxophone "Vintage" Yanagizawa soprano curved
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