Marc Antoine

Guitarist, composer and producer, Marc Antoine, was born in Paris (France) on the 28th of May 1963. His parents bought him his first guitar when he was 11 years old which quickly became his third arm. Marc has had a guitar in his hands ever since.

At age 13, his father saw such rapid progress that he sent him to the conservatory where he would study classical music. By then his mentors were Andres Segovia and John Williams.

At 17 he'd already won many prizes and started showing an interest in a variety of music genres including jazz, rock, Afro, pop, and more. At the same time he was playing in local bands in Britany (France).

Tragedy struck in the summer of 1981 when his debut career got cut short by a devastating accident to his left hand. The surgeon told him that his chances of playing guitar again were very slim and next to nothing. However, through the adversity, his love and passion for music helped him overcome this tragedy and in 1984 he was back on the scene in Paris, performing in clubs and recording for artists like Philippe Petit, Charlelie Couture, Jill Kaplan, France Gall, and Ray Lema.

In 1988 he moved to London where he joined Basia's band and worked with The Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra, Soul to Soul, Pato Banton, and General Public. He was also part of the London Acid Jazz scene. His world tour travelling lead him to spend time in Tokyo where he became an acclaimed session player.

Read more
Interviews
Album Reviews
Contemporary Vibes
Album Reviews
Read more articles

Photos (1)

Discography

Similar

Earl Klugh Earl Klugh
guitar, acoustic
Jeff Kashiwa Jeff Kashiwa
saxophone
Wayman Tisdale Wayman Tisdale
bass, electric
Chuck Loeb Chuck Loeb
guitar
Everette Harp Everette Harp
saxophone
Acoustic Alchemy Acoustic Alchemy
band/orchestra
Jeff Golub Jeff Golub
guitar
Marion Meadows Marion Meadows
saxophone

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.