Samuel Bonnet

Born in Haifa (Israël), Samuel Bonnet moved early to Paris (France) and started classical guitar at 8. He later switched to electric-jazz/rock guitar and then took part to numerous and varied musical projects and collaborations in the Paris area, from reggae to African music, going through jazz, pop and chamber music. After a music bachelor obtained in Paris University, Samuel moved to Canada to pursue a classical guitar performance master at the Montreal University. He has since begun to perform and tour solo recitals and concerts with his jazz project in major venues across Québec (Montreal Jazz Festival, Place des Arts, Upstairs), USA (Rockwood Music Hall, New England Guitar Society) and Israel (Yellow Submarine, Levontin7).

During his career, Samuel has had the opportunity to collaborate and record with such great artists as Joe Magnarelli, Daniel Sadownick, Luques Curtis, Jacques Schwarz-Bart or Yair Dalal. During his formative years, he has developed his skills with great masters : Roland Dyens, Manuel Barrueco, Bruce Holzman, Pavel Steidl and Jorge Caballero among others, notably at the Domaine Forget Music Academy in Charlevoix. As a composer, Samuel's creative universe takes its source in three main idioms : classical guitar, afro-american music and Jewish traditions. Up today he has released 3 CDs : “Tambora” (2012), a collection of solo classical guitar standards and original compositions; “DiaspoRapsodie” (2014), also containing originals and covers but more axed on improvisation and recorded in Montreal and New York; and”Israel Music for Guitar” (2015), a solo guitar album dedicated to three main israeli contemporary composers.

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“Brillant guitariste et compositeur” — Elias Levy - Canadian Jewish News

“He is a formidable classical guitarist; he plays jazz and funk; much of his compositional output reflects a love of traditional Jewish musics; some of his solo works sound like explorative improvisations, others sound like pristine and carefully crafted compositions [...] The common thread amongst all of this is a virtuosic skill which enables completely authentic communication; when you listen to Bonnet, there’s no mistaking who you are listening to, or what he’s saying to you.” — Bob Ben - www.thewholenote.com

“Here’s a project that will please both jazz and world music lovers

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Primary Instrument

Guitar, acoustic

Location

Montreal

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Discography

DiaspoRapsodie

DiaspoRapsodie

Studio Acoustique Mobile
2014

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Tambora

Tambora

Studio Acoustique Mobile
2012

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