I started working with electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre in 2004 for his concert at the "Forbidden City in Beijing. Since then i was lucky to do more than 150 concerts with his band all over the world , from the Gdansk shipyard in Poland to the Moroccan Sahara desert dunes, Sotchi Olympics, Monaco, Carthage Festival, European most pretigious venues....
I worked as his musical director and musician. I invite you to visit the pages devoted to those shows in the Gallery section of my site with pictures and details.
You also can visit Jarre's Official Website : http://www.jeanmicheljarre.com/ for more infos .
2004/2005: Okna Tsahan Zam. I produced his CD/DVD "A journey in the steppe Shaman Voices" Buda/Universal. The reviews were fantastic, there was a huge demand to see him on stage. More about Okna in my "Producer" pages.
2004 : Gaïa in Switzerland (Lausanne and Zurich) for Art on Ice shows with the exceptional meeting of former Supertramp leader/singer/composer Roger Hodgson with John Helliwell and Jesse Siebenberg from Supertramp . Justin Hayward from the Moody Blues was there too. We shared the bill with Barclay James Harvest.
2003 : "Gaia" at Cannes MIDEM (Palais des Festivals) with Alan Simon, Supertramp members, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Anggun, Billy Preston, Didier Lockwood, Okna Tsahan Zam, Manu Dibango, Lulendo, Steve Shehan, Brankica Vasic, Lee Holdridge.
In 2002 I worked on the studio version of "Gaïa", a project created by Alan Simon. In 2003 and 2004 I worked with Alan as a musical director/guitarist for the "Live" version of the project, starting with a fabulous MIDEM concert featuring some great international artists from the pop and world music scene.
Lulendo from Angola, Greek tour 2002 : Concerts on the "Star Clipper" was great fun, we did that in the Carabeeans too.
Gabrielle Roda, Greek tour 2002
Tribute to Marcel Dadi Olympia (Dobro+Oud)
Fredericks, Goldman & Jones : I owe a lot to Jean Jacques Goldman, he helped me to give a new orientation to my musical career by pointing out things that made my specificity and took me on the road to open his show with an 30mn act. It was a fantastic and unique experience i shared with my friend Rogers Esse from Cameroon. These tours opened new roads for me, my first solo album followed as well as composing for film, mixing world music elements with modern technology, defining my own style.
Tournée de Campagnes (95)
Rouge Tour (94)
Soirée des Enfoirés (Opera 92)
Renaud, Fredericks-Goldman-Jones, Patricia Kaas
Guitar, Banjo, Dobro
Patricia Kaas (World Tour - 91/92) A great unique voice and person that is appreciated in New York as in Moscow ! I m happy to have shared some great moments of her carreer in New York, Amsterdam, Paris....
Musical Director, arrangements
Zenith live album - Paris 91
US Tour acoustic - 92
Musical Director, arrangements
Edith Lefel : Edith Lefel......the most delicious person you could imagine. So many great memories touring with her, a sublime voice for that true "Pearl of the French West Indies"
Guest guitar avec
Malavoi, Ralph Thamar...: Playing with this fantastic musicians was kind intimidating for me. They re great ambassadors of Caribeean music around the world and inheroted the best of Europe and Africa.
Olympia 96, Antilles Tour 96,
New Morning Club in Paris - May 97
Rhys Chattam : An unforgettable experience that i shared with my long time friend Claude Alvarez Peyreire : Rhys is a New York born post modern composer who influenced Sonic Youth is famous for his experimentation of chaos and his jaw dropping performances, mixing classical composition and powerful punk rock. Can you imagine a wall of sound with 100 electric guitars ? That s what we did !!!. http://www.myspace.com/rhyschatham
Printemps de Bourges
Festival - 91
Philippe Lavil : So many great souvenirs on the road (and in the studio) with Philippe. It was also the opportunity to always work with great musicians in his band from Edith Lefel to drummer Manu Katche (Sting, Peter Gabriel...) or Jean Claude Naimro (ex-Peter Gabriel, Kassav). It was great to share his success on stage after all the gold and platinum records we did together in the studio. He introduced me to West Indies music and musicians, the best of African and Europeean mixed together in those rich caribeean music styles.
Tournées - 86/93
guitar - Olympia 78-90
Zouk/Francofolies in La Rochelle - 91
Demis Roussos : Working with Demis was my first international tour experience. Demis toured worlwide, from UK to South America, playing Arenas.
World Tour - 79/80
Guitars & pedal-steel
Françis Lalanne : Francis is a poet, at the time famous for his 5 hours concerts...for these 1 hour concers he felt very frustrated :-)
Théâtre de la Ville
Paris - 80
Marcel Dadi & Chet Atkins Playing lead guitar at the Paris Olympia Theater next to those two guitar giants Marcel and Chet was quite an experience !!!
Olympia Paris - 77
Jean-Michel Caradec : My first concert at the Paris Olympia was with Caradec. Caradec was my firts real professional act. The first albums that i arranged and later helped to produce on stage as a band leader.
Olympia Paris + Tour - 75/76
Guitar, Pedal Steel & Banjo
Marcel Dadi : Marcel was a great guy and an incredibly gifted guitarist who did so much for the developpement of guitar teaching. With the country/blugrass band Long Distance we had great fun, a very friendly tour.
Tour - 77
Roger Mason & the Tourists : American songwriter Roger Mason introduced me to Irish, Jewish and Cajun/Acadian music styles that we blended to Folk, Blues and Country music in a pre-world original music genre mixing all that together in unpredictable concerts/happenings.
Dick Rivers : I was proud to add my name to the long list of prestigious musicians who played with that R'n'R pionneer. Great deep voice, perfect intonation. I produced a few albums for him later, one of them was recorded in Austin Texas. We jammed at the "Continental" club with the best local musicians who all shared my opinion !
Tour - 77