Born: August 3, 1986 Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Breath the music of jazz pianist, Pascal Le Boeuf, a spinner of webs constructed with beauty, emotion, and maturity. Winner of the 2008 International Songwriting Competition and the 2006 Independent Music Awards, Pascal has emerged as one of the most admired new voices in jazz.
Part of a growing New York jazz scene characterized by hypnotizing rhythms, alternative rock, and the influences of artists such as Radiohead, Aaron Parks and Brad Mehldau, the 23-year-old Pascal Le Boeuf utilizes innovative rhythmic concepts to connect with his audiences on a musical and emotional level. Downbeat Magazine describes him as having “a strong percussive element to his playing, which he combines with a keen sense of dynamics.”
Mr. Le Boeuf performs and tours frequently with his jazz piano trio, Pascal's Triangle, which features bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joe Saylor. Pascal's Triangle first performed together as the rhythm section in progressive jazz group, the Le Boeuf Brother's Quintet, at the 55bar, a Greenwich Village dive bar famous for cultivating underground contemporary jazz. After working together as sidemen in various projects they decided to form their own trio to further develop their approach to improvisation. At their Blue Note debut on May 12th, they will be performing a combination of original compositions and “standards” of today’s popular music from their forthcoming album Music for Reading - Sleeping - Feeling.
His most recent album features his twin brother Remy Le Boeuf, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, and Clarence Penn (among others). This group has an impressively self-assured new album, House Without a Door, which reaches for the gleaming cosmopolitanism of our present era. (New York Times) Although Pascal performs primarily as a leader, he can also be heard as a side-man with Clarence Penn (Maria Schneirder's Orchestra), Mike Ruby (Ari Hoenig) and Myron Walden (Brian Blade's Fellowship).
Pascal earned B.M. and M.M. degrees at the Manhattan School of Music as the recipient of the Michael W. Greene full scholarship.
Awards:2008 International Songwriting Competition (1st Place in Jazz Category) 2008 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts - Astral Grant 2006 Independent Music Awards for Best Jazz Song and Best Jazz Album 2004- Present Various ASCAP young COmposer Awards 2004 ASCAP/IAJE Commission in Honor of Quincy Jones
"House Without A Door"
Le Boeuf Brothers Music
1. House Without A Door - 6:07
2. Coffee Suite I: No Drink, No Think - 3:03
3. Code Word - 5:14
4. Morning Song - 7:32
5. Save Me From Myself - 5:27
6. Wetaskiwin - 5:10
7. Coffee Suite II: Caffeine Headache - 3:20
8. Valentine - 4:42
9. Chocolate Frenzy - 6:18
10. Coffee Suite III: Exhaustion - 3:46
11. Introspective Moment - 3:21
12. Siddhartha in California - 5:25
Remy Le Boeuf, Alto Sax/Woodwinds
Pascal Le Boeuf, Piano/Rhodes
Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet
Marcus Stickland - Tenor/Soprano Sax
Janelle Reichman - Tenor Sax
Matt Brewer - Bass
Billy Norris - Bass
Clarence Penn - Drums
Greg Ritchie - Drums
As A Side Musician
Glass Eye Trio
Clarence Penn - Drums
Gregoire Maret - Harmonica
Pascal Le Boeuf - Rhodes
Ben Street - Bass
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Stanford Jazz Workshop Faculty Member 2008-2009 Manhattan School of Music BM in Jazz Piano Performance, 2007 MM in Jazz Piano Performance, 2010 (currently enrolled) Berklee College of Music Undergraduate Studies in Music Synthesis and Songwriting, 2008