Born in Rabat, Morocco, French saxophone player Faïz Lamouri began the study of saxophone and music at a very early age. After eight years of classical studies, he became interested in jazz through musicians like Paul Desmond, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley and John Coltrane.
In 2004, at 18 years old he enrolled at the American school of modern music in Paris where he studied under the direction of American jazz musicians such as Peter Giron and Steve Browman.
During his time in Paris, Faïz Lamouri emerged quickly as a leading figure of the Parisian jazz scene. He led a quintet that performed in the most prestigious Parisian jazz clubs like the Sunside, the Sunset and the Baiser Salé.
After four years in Paris, Faïz Lamouri received a scholarship in 2008 to attend the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. There he refined his craft with internationally renowned jazz musicians including Mark Tuner, Reggie Workman, Abraham Burton, Joel Frahm, Vincent Herring, Wayne Escoffery and Andy Milne to cite a few. Faiz got his Bachelor of Fine art in Jazz Performance with honors in May 2011 from the New School.
In New York, Faïz Lamouri shared the stage with some of the greatest jazz masters such as Reggie Workman, Vic Juris, Jimmy Owens and Wycliff Gordon. He also regularly performed with his own band all around the city in various Jazz venues like the Shrine, The Tutuma Social Club, Club 269, Spike Hill or the Somethin’ jazz club. In May 2010 he was notably featured at the Iridium Jazz Club as part of their Rising Stars Series. Faïz moved back to Paris in 2013 and continues to perform all around Europe in Jazz clubs and Festivals.