Laurent Coq in 13 dates
1970 Born in Marseille on February 22nd. Grow up around Aix-en-Provence.
1980 Enters Aix-en-Provence National Music Conservatory in Ms Courtin (also Hélène Grimaud's teacher). Gets First Prize in 1988 and moves to Paris to devote himself to Jazz.
1994 Obtains a Grant from the French Government for a six months stay in New York. He took lessons from piano players Mulgrew Miller and John Hicks, but most notably from Bruce Barth who will soon become his mentor and a true friend, which he remains to this day.
1997 Records Jaywalker in New York, his first album as a leader. Writes the film score of Mauvais genre (Laurent Benegui) and J'irai au paradis car l'enfer est ici (Xavier Durringer). In1998, follows Mille Bornes by Alain Beigel.
1999 Records in New York Versatile with his own quartet, and Thelonious & Bud Together Again with Laurence Allison's sextet.
2001 Release of Laurent Coq Blowing Trio/[email protected] Duc des Lombards (Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros 2002). Is granted an American Artist Visa (New York). Puts a new quartet together with Jér�'me Sabbagh (tenor), Brandon Owens (bass), and Damion Reid (drums).
2003 Records Like A Tree In The City with his American quartet. The album comes out simultaneously in the U.S (Sunnyside) and in Europe (Cristal).
2004 Signs the film score of Qui perd gagne ! (Laurent Benegui) recorded in Sofia/Bulgary for an symphonic orchestra (soundtrack released in France).