Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Briefly Born in Porrentruy, Switzerland, June, 20th 1974, father of two children, teacher in the association Ton sur Ton in La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH), Lucien Dubuis is a musician and composer in several bands of avant-garde Jazz and improvised music.
Instruments Alto saxophone, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet.
Studies French Gymnasium, Bienne (CH), Montreux Conservatory (CH), Jazz professional schedule.
Musical experiences Lucien Dubuis has been an active musician in the jazz and improvised music scene for several years. He also performed theater music, film music and Chanson francophone.
He is representant of the Conservatory of Montreux at IASJ (International association of School of Jazz) meeting in Sienna (IT), with Dave Liebman as president, 1997
He receives the music prize of the State of Bern (CH), 1998
He is also the Swiss representant of the European Jazz Youth Orchestra (In Europe) directed by Pierre Dorge, 1998.
Plays with Hans Koch, Martin Schütz and Christian Müller for the final of the Swiss National Expositon: Expo.02 in Bienne (CH), 2002.
Receives a composition order from Pro Helvetia, 2002.
Tour in Iran with his trio, 2003
Event for the Opening of the Swiss Diagonal Festival and other concerts in Switzerland with the guitar player Marc Ribot (New York) as guest, 2005.
Tours in Colombia, Bolivia and Poland with his trio, 2005
Records a triple album as a tribute to Swiss writers Francis Giauque and Hugues Richard (Voix d'Ici), 2005.
Tour and record with La Bouillie d'Heidi, tribute project to Le Corbusier by Christophe Studer with Linda Sharrock (voc), Christophe Studer (keys), Daniel Erdmann (ts & bs), Lucien Dubuis (bcl & cbcl), Calle Callima (guit), Lionel Friedli (dr), Diane Labrosse (samp & el).
Festivals Copenhagen Jazz, Copenhagen (DK), 1998
Diplom concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), 1999
Cropettes, Genève (CH), 2001
Onze+, Lausanne (CH), plays the first concert of Dave Holland Quintet, 2001
Jazz Contreband (CH-FR), 2001
Rhinojazz, Rive-de-Gier (FR), 2001
Cully Jazz, Cully (CH), plays the first concert of Steve Coleman & Five Elements, 2002
Knock Out, Moutier (CH), 2002
Out Of Tune, Bévilard (CH), 2002
Swiss Jazz Diagonals, Zürich-Genève-Lugano-Schaffhausen (CH), 2003
A.R.N., Lausanne (CH), 2004
Other Jazz, Neuchâtel (CH), 2004
Swiss Jam, Swiss Cultural Center, Milan (IT), 2004
Schaffhauser Jazzfestival, Schaffhausen (CH), 2004
Villa Celimontana Jazz, Roma (IT), 2004
Europhonics, Dortmund (DE), 2004
Swiss Jazz Diagonals (feat. Marc Ribot), Zürich-Genève-Berne (CH), 2005
Cully Jazz (feat. Marc Ribot), Cully (CH), 2005
Stanser Musikstage, Stans (CH), 2005
Stand d'Eté 05, Moutier (CH), 2005
Willisau Jazz (feat. Marc Ribot), Willisau (CH), 2005
La Paz Jazz, La Paz (BO), 2005
Bogotà Jazz, Bogotà (CO), 2005
Baranquijazz, Barranquillà (CO), 2005
Discography In Person (1996) Dufresne-Dubuis-Tolck: Ambivalence (1999) Gillicit Ginseng (2001, Altrisuoni) Lucien Dubuis' Crossover Jazz Trio: Sumo (2001, Altrisuoni) Le Bel Hubert: Deux siestes (2003, Disques Office) Simon Gerber (2003, Disques Office) Lucien Dubuis' Old School Quartet (2003, Altrisuoni) Dubuis-Studer: Avec les pouces (2004, Unit Records) Lucien Dubuis Trio: Tovorak (2005, Tovorak Records)
Projets Lucien Dubuis Trio feat. Marc Ribot (New York) La Bouillie d'Heidi (with Linda Sharrock, Christophe Studer, Daniel Erdmann, Calle Callima, Lionel Friedli, Diane Labrosse) SCOPE (with Hans-Peter Pfamatter, Urban Lienert, Jonas Tauber, Lionel Friedli) Yves Reichmuth 4tet (with Lionel Friedli, Jonas Tauber)