After classical guitar studies at the age of ten, he studied the upright bass in 1982 with Thierry Barbé while achieving studies in sound engineering and musicology. After receiving a prize at the Conservatoire de Paris XII, he began playing more and more jazz, working with bass players such as Cesarius Alvim, Charlie Haden, Reggie Workman and Henri Texier. He has also worked with symphonic orchestras (Opéra de Paris) and chamber music orchestras (tour in Japan with the “Solistes de Versailles”). In June 1991, he obtained a grant from the French Ministry of Culture and studied one year in New York at The New School of Music. During this time he worked regularly with Gary Peacock, Marc Johnson and Mark Dresser. He also met and played with Jimmy Cobb, Steve Kühn, John Abercrombie, Lew Soloff, Jim Hall, Tim Berne, Dave Liebman, and Billy Harper… In Paris, he plays with Stéphane Guillaume Quartet + Brass Project, René Aubry Septet, Michel Elmalem Quartet, Gueorgui Kornazov “Horizons” Quintet…and presently has his own quartet with musicians Benjamin Moussay, Jean Charles Richard and Antoine Banville. He also teaches jazz at the Conservatoire National de Région of Paris.
Acoustic Bass from François Barbe built in 1797
Wang Li Bass from 2008
Guild acoustic bass guitar
Walter Woods Amplifier
Realist pickup + AMT microphone
Teaches jazz at the Conservatoire National de Région of Paris.