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Bruno Tocanne

”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

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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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Montmelas Saint Sorlin

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Advanced students only.

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