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Violinist - Composer - Arranger

1956: Born on May 24 in Saint-Quentin.

1971: 1st prize at the conservatory in St-Quentin.

1980: Solo Violin in Martial Solal Big Band for five years.

1984: Pierre receives from Stéphane Grappelli Michel Warlop's violin. Number of gigs with Stéphane.

1985: in charge of a mission in New York

by French Ministry of Foreign Relations to develop

its work on the string orchestra in jazz.

1988 to 2007: Recordings and concerts in France and abroad

(Poland, Japan, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Turkey, Kuwait...)

with: Vince Mendoza, Toots Thielemans, Pierre Michelot, Lee Konitz,

Jacky McLean, Max Roach, Rene Urtreger, Billy Higgins, Ornette Coleman,

Michel Legrand, Raphaël Faÿs, Gotan Project...

…and its own band "Gulf String" and "Arcollectiv'".

1992 to 2012: Jazz violin teacher at CRR d'Aubervilliers

(France) and in Lausanne (Switzerland)

1996: Invited to perform in Amsterdam as composer and soloist with the

Metropole Orkest  directed by Vince Mendoza.

2003: Release of a jazz method for violin in 2 volumes:

"Le Jazz au violon" (Ed. Henry Lemoine).

2005/2006: Tours with Dorado Schmitt

(France, Japan and the United States).

2007 to 2019: Recordings and tours with french pop star

Thomas Dutronc.

2010 to 2022: Tours in USA with The Django Festival AllStars

(Washington, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Newport, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, New Orleans, Hollywood, Miami, Denver…).

2018: Concert with The Django Festival Allstars at Carnegie Hall,

Exec. Producers: Leonardo & George DiCaprio

Procuced by Pat Philips



- As a leader:

1985: "Each one teach one" with Manu Katche

1987:"Music for string 4tet, jazz trio, violin, &Lee Konitz"

1993 - "Gulf String"

2000:"Volutes"- Charlotte Productions/Night & Day

2004:"Rendez-vous" with Dorado Schmitt

- Le Chant du Monde - Harmonia mundi

2023: "Movies & Gypsies"

- As a soloist:

1981: Martial Solal Big Band 1

1984: Martial Solal Big Band 2

1988: Raphael Fays/Pierre Blanchard"Voyages"

1989: Pierre Michelot "Bass and Bosses"

   with Toots Thielemans and Billy Higgins.

1990: Rene Urtreger "Serena" with Steve Grossman

1991: Post Image "Ondes Colorée"

1992: Raphael Fays/Pierre Blanchard "Gypsy Touch"

  1994:"Les p'tits Loups Du Jazz" with Stéphane Grappelli

1996: Patrice Caratini "Hard Scores"

2007: Thomas Dutronc "Like a Manouche Without a Guitar"

2011: Thomas Dutronc "Silence is turned"

2013: DjangoFestivalAllstars "Live At Birdland"

2017: Django Festival Allstars "Gypsy attitude"

            2018: Thomas Dutronc "Live is Love"

2021: Django Allstars"Gainsb'Art"

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