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Nicolas Masson

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: May 14, 1972    

In 1992, Nicolas Masson meets Cecil Taylor in New York and takes lessons from Frank Lowe and Makanda Ken McIntyre. Back home in Geneva, he enrolls in the Jazz program at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique de Genève with Maurice Magnoni as a saxophone teacher.

In 2000, he graduates from the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique de Genève with a Jazz performance and teaching degree. As a student at the Conservatoire, he’s attending master classes from renowned musicians such as Lee Konitz, Dave Douglas and Misha Mengelberg.

In 1999, Nicolas Masson spends the summer in New York and studies with Chris Potter 1999. In 2000, Nicolas Masson moves to New York for one year. He studies on a regular basis with Rich Perry and plays with local musicians such as Ohad Talmor, Eivind Opsvik, Mark Ferber, Ted Poor......
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  • Third Reel

    ECM Records
    2013
  • Thirty Six Ghosts

    Clean Feed Records
    2009
  • Yellow (A Little Orange)

    Fresh Sound New Talent
    2007

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