JTCLASSBLU 15
Sébastien Boisseau (bass) PDF Print
After receiving classical training in the double bass at the Dreux conservatory, Sébastien Boisseau began to study jazz at about the age of 12, before later going on to the C.N.R. in Tours. A series of musical encounters with J.F. Jenny-Clark, R. Del Fra, Kenny Wheeler, L. Konitz and Marc Johnson later rounded off his training. He began teaching music theory and double bass in 1996 at the Jazz á Tours school and participated in numerous pedagogical activities. He was awarded the "D.E. de jazz" (a prestigious teaching diploma) in 2001. He was voted best soloist at the La Défense competition in 2001. He currently plays in Daniel Humair's "Baby-boom" quintet, Franco Ambrosetti's "European Legacy", Martial Solal's Newdécaband, the Eric Watson Quartet and Trio, as well as in François Jeanneau's "Pandemonium". He is, moreover, a participant in several groups such as "Triade", which won the 2nd prize in the ensemble category at La Défense in 2001, and guitarist Gado Gabor's quartet with M. Donarier and J. Quitzke. He also works with the Gueorgui Kornazov Quintet and the Belgian group Mâäk's Spirit. He is member of the Tristano Project group founded by Stefan Oliva and François Raulin together with Marc Ducret, Laurent Dehors and Christophe Monniot. He recently appeared with the Michel Portal/Louis Sclavis/Daniel Humair Quartet. He has played and/or recorded with such outstanding musicians as Pat Metheny, Michel Portal, Denis Badault, David Friedman, Marvin Stamm, Franco Ambrosetti, Marc Ducret, François Merville, Dado Moroni, Andy Emler, Chander Sardjoe, Médéric Collignon, Eric Echampard......