Teaching/ Compositions

Diplomas/qualifications

  • Certificat d’Aptitude Jazz in 2003 (French national teaching certificate).
  • Diplôme d’état Jazz 1996-1997 (French state teaching diploma).
  • Third prize for the best soloist in the “La Defense” national French jazz competition in 1996.
  • Certified Soundpainter in 2013.

Commissions

  • 2013 «Mingus’ House» for the Maison Alfort conservatory.
  • 2012 «Blues Trip» Commissioned by the CAHB, A work for choir and jazz orchestra, for the project «A l’heure du jazz» at the Gémeaux theatre in Sceaux.
  • 2009 «Angie»«Angie» Rolling Stones arrangement for the «Place au Jazz» festival.
  • 2008«Eco Time» Commissioned by l’Adiam 94 for choir, concert band, harp and dance.
  • 2006«Beatles Forever» Large scale project with several Beatles arrangements.
  • 2004 «Abie the Fishman» to celebrate 10 years of the « Fanfare Funk » played by Jean Marie Machado, Sylvain Kassap and Pierre Jean Gaucher.
  • 2001 Original music written for TV France 3 « Regards Croisés »
  • 1999 “Down by the Marne”, Commissioned by l’Adiam 94, for large wind ensemble with, percussion & jazz rhythm section.1e présentation en janvier 2000 en première partie de l’ONJ de Didier Levallet in Villiers S/ Marne.

Present teaching post

  • Improvisation and jazz double bass teacher in the south Paris suburbs since 2003. «La Communauté d’agglomération des Hauts de Bièvre», made up of the departmental Conservatoire Bourg la Reine/Sceaux, and inter communal conservatories of Antony and Verrières le Buisson.

Previous teaching posts

  • Villiers-sur-Marne communal conservatory from 1994 to 2007.
  • Electric bass and double bass teacher at Jazz à Tours from 2002 to 2004.
  • Paris municipal conservatory XIIIeme arrondissement from 2001 to 2003.
  • Maurepas communal conservatory from 1990 to 1994.

Educational workshops

  • 2007 to 2014  «Trans’Arts» project + composition + Soundpainting with Pee Bee. Collaboration within State Education projects in the towns of Antony, Montrouge, Bagneux, Châtillon, Maisons Alfort. Collaboration with conservatories in the towns of Méréville, Villers S/Marne, Clamart, Villebon S/Yvette.
  • 2006 & 2007  l’Ariam Ile de France workshop « Intruduction to the jazz repertoire» for instrument teachers.
  • 2005 Regional workshop « Emergences » in Tours « Jazz and modern music– Group workshop »
  • 2004 Regional workshop « Feuilles d’impro » in Tours « Rhythm & orality » with Pierre Dayroud, Olivier Thémimes
  • 2004 Intervention in Houilles conservatory  « Down by the Marne »
  • 2002 Intervenant in l’EDIM private school – workshop on  Charles Mingus and personal compositions.
  • Intervention in  jazz forum « Around Thelonious Monk »organised by l’Adiam 94 in january 2000.