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”For the past 20 years , musician, teacher and activist Bruno Tocanne has been a catalyst for improvised music, bringing together some of the most creative musicians on the French and International scenes. Bruno's travels around the globe have resulted in musical encounters with Dave BURELL (USA) Steve POTTS (USA), Yuri KUSNETSOV (Ukraine), Vladimir VOLKOV (Russia), Russ JOHNSON (USA), Jean VANASSE (Canada),Quinsin NACHOFF (Canada), Itaru OKI (Japan), Tom WALSH (Canada), Michael BATES (USA), Louis SCLAVIS(France)...”

Born in Paris in 1955, he began his studies in drums with the drummer Jean Louis Méchali,jazz an improvisation in the Manuel Villaroel and Steve Lacy workshops

Current Projects (2013/2014)

. Bruno Tocanne “In a suggestive way” / Dedicated to Paul Motian

. I.overdrive trio and Marcel Kanche “Et vint un mec d'outre saison” / Tribute to Léo Ferré

. “Libre Ensemble” : Fred Roudet, Philippe Gordiani, Fred Meyer, Rémi Gaudillat, Benoît Keller, Damien Sabatier

. “I.Overdrive Trio” / A tribute to Syd Barrett

. “Mad Kluster” : Alain Blesing, Bruno Tocanne, Fred Roudet, Benoît Keller

. “imuZZic network collective”

80s / Numerous pop-rock groups. Among them, Dider Thibaut’ “Moving“, then played regularly with jazz musicians like Laurent Cugny, Serge Lazarevitch, Jean Phillipe Viret, Michel Bénita, Serge Adam, Michel Saulnier...

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“A munificent, subtle and lavish drummer !” Jazz Magazine 2008 ”For all those who doubt the benefits of freedom in music, Bruno Tocanne sends a musical message full of rich nuances...” Drums Magazine “Bruno Tocanne is to his drums and cymbals what a japanese calligrpaher is to his art....” Liberation “A catalyst of ideas and emotions, developing ideas on the drumkit through generosity” France Musique ”The unbridled power of Tocanne’s drumming manages...” Whole Note 2009

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Musea Records

Album Bruno Tocanne

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Cristal Records

Album OVER THE HILLS by Bruno Tocanne


Instant Musics Records

Album Bruno Tocanne

Bruno Tocanne "In a...

Instant Musics Records


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