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Pascal Le Boeuf

Described as “sleek, new” and “hyper-fluent” by the New York Times, Pascal Le Boeuf is a Grammy-nominated composer, pianist, and electronic artist whose works range from modern improvised music to cross-breeding classical with production-based technology. He is widely recognized for his polyrhythmic approach to chamber music and hybridization of disparate idioms.

Pascal’s latest project imaginist, is a full-length album collaboration between the JACK Quartet and the Le Boeuf Brothers Quintet (co-led by Remy Le Boeuf). The 9-piece hybridized chamber ensemble was praised by the New Yorker for “clearing their own path, mixing the solid swing of the jazz tradition with hip-hop, indie rock, and the complex techniques of classical modernism”. Additional recent and upcoming projects include “Alpha” recorded by cellist Nick Photinos (Eighth Blackbird) on New Amsterdam Records, “GIRLS” recorded by the flute/piano duo RighteousGIRLS on New Focus Recordings, “Transition Behavior” recorded by the Shattered Glass String Orchestra, and “Empty Promise” an award-winning short film in collaboration with Four/Ten Media, Goldfeather and Robby Bowen.

As a keyboardist, Pascal has played as support for D’Angelo’s Black Messiah tour and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be tour with Australian pop artist Meg Mac. He actively tours with jazz vocalist Allan Harris, Le Boeuf Brothers, the 15-piece gospel-funk band Jesus On the Mainline, and his piano trio “Pascal's Triangle” featuring bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Justin Brown.

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”[Le Boeuf's] performances and compositions display an impressive level of sophistication. Textured harmonies and shifting time signatures are handled with aplomb.” (San Francisco Chronicle). 

“Pianist Pascal Le Boeuf is a 21st century renaissance man. He's made inroads in the worlds of classical music, indie-rock, and jazz . . . here is at least as much Debussy evident in his compositional style as there is Bill Evans . . . listeners who prefer quality over flash will be amply rewarded.” (The Rochester City Paper)

“Pascal Le Boeuf has a strong percussive element to his playing, which he combines with a keen sense of dynamics.” (Downbeat Magazine)

Primary Instrument

Keyboard

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

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

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Discography

Into the Anthropocene

Into the Anthropocene

Self Produced
2018

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imaginist

imaginist

New Focus Recordings
2016

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Pascal's Triangle

Pascal's Triangle

Nineteen-Eight Records
2013

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REMIXED

REMIXED

Nineteen-Eight Records
2013

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In Praise of SHadows

In Praise of SHadows

Nineteen-Eight Records
2011

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House Without A Door

House Without A Door

Le Boeuf Brothers Music
2009

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