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.
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Laurent Coq is the type of musician that I am most
drawn to, in that he has such a personal and rich vision
that he has created his own musical world.
Bruce Barth jazz piano player, composer,
producer and teacher
The achievement of one of the most talented and
underrated French musician from the new generation.
Jean-Luc Carradec La Terrasse
Original, young, brilliant, a musician who sets a very high standard for himself.
Jean-Yves Chaperon Zurban
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.