Primary Instrument: Guitar
Romain Pilon grew up in France and started to play the guitar at the age of 10 inspired by AC/DC's lead guitarist, Angus Young. Romain studied with various private teachers in his hometown before entering the Jazz Conservatory of Chambery in 1997. After auditionning for the famous Berklee College of Music, he was awarded a scholarship and moved to Boston for 4 years where he studied with world class musicians including Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Joe Lovano and Peter Bernstein. During his studies Romain was presented with 3 Berklee College music awards and in 2002 his quartet opened for Pat Metheny, representing the entire school guitar department of over 1000 students. Whilst in Boston Romain performed Christian Scott's debut CD featuring Walter Smith III. ...
Excellent Colorfield : Top 6 albums Nov 2013, Jazz News
...a sustained aesthetic that makes it a perfect mood piece... In it's own way a quiet masterpiece 4stars, the Jazzmann.com
“Pilon is without doubt one of the most outstanding guitarists to have emerged in recent years.” Bebop Spoken Here
A well balanced and profound album... Romain pilon displays his talent in composition and focused-well built choruses…An impeccable cast. Jazz Magazine, Nov 2013.
...a must have of modern jazz Djam.com
Pilon plays with a round, soft edged tone, reminiscent of the great Jim Hall and uses absolutely no effects other than his great ear for harmonically acute, melodically elegant, rhythmically fluid improvisation. HIghly recommended. The Blue Moment
A wonderfully relaxed breath of fresh air. A lovely unassuming album which doesn't need to impress, it's just happy to be, and is all the more fulfilling for it. The Jazz Breakfast
...with a rare sense of space, Romain is a guitarist whose flow of imagination sets high standards, and whose guitar tone is one of the most elegant around... Vincent Bessières, NY3- Indispensable Jazz News.