All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Dimitri Gollety

Dimitri Gollety Dimitri Gollety

HIS MUSICS ———— His heart balances and dances on bossa nova, but Dimitri is “jazzing” instinctively everything he plays. Whether Funk, RnB, Rock, Pop or Blues, his playing and his musical chords give a more or less jazz colours to each of his creations and arrangements.

He owes his inspiration to very great artists who have made significant contributions to him throughout their productions over the past 30 years. One with which he feels the most intimate is Al Jarreau. It also owes much to George Duke in terms of musical arrangements.

Of course he gives a high gratitude to Carlos Antonio Jobim whose works inspire many of his compositions in Bossa Nova. But it also owes much to work and production of Donald Faggen who is his main source of inspiration for his Blues & Rock compositions.

It is difficult to list them all as many are having fed him all these years. However it cannot fail to mention his main inspiration and master of Funk : the eternal and very late Johnny Guitar Watson.

A BIG thanks to them.

BIO —- Dimitri is from a family of five children whose parents play the piano in their moments of relaxation (his mother on classical pieces and his father's on jazz tunes). He will hear daily throughout his childhood regular bossa nova and jazz vinyl records of his parents (especially Antonio Carlos Jobim and Errol Garner). Very young, he sits at the piano and with his sole ears learns by himself to re- play melodies and song themes he has in memory or in his mind.

Read more

Tags

2017-2020 Bill Evans Piano Academy - Paris 2016-2017 ATLA - Paris
Al Jarreau Al Jarreau
voice / vocals
Donald Fagen Donald Fagen
keyboards

Photos

Albums

Album CALL OF SWING by Dimitri Gollety

CALL OF SWING

CALL OF SWING
2012

buy
Album HEART SOURCED by Dimitri Gollety

HEART SOURCED

HEART SOURCED
2012

buy
Album DIRECT 2 VIBE by Dimitri Gollety

DIRECT 2 VIBE

DIRECT 2 VIBES
2012

buy
Album GOLLD SPECIAL by Dimitri Gollety

GOLLD SPECIAL

GOLLD SPECIAL
2012

buy

Watch

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.