date : May 31, 2019
The jazz pianist Damien Groleau or music in the veins ... Damien Groleau fell into the deep end of music when he was little. Since then, his whole life has been punctuated by knowledge of the 4th art. While still a teenager, he joined jazz workshops in Besançon and met a community of active musicians. It is the revelation. At their side, he is no longer alone. "I met a community of bisontinian musicians who were as perched as me, because it's not easy when you're a teenager and you play jazz and improvised music. Nobody does that " have fun with the original bisontin.
For several years, he strove to perfect the piano, his favorite instrument, but also the transverse barrel and composition, alongside accomplished musicians. His thing is improvisation but above all the discovery of various musical styles. "When we really like something we try to understand it. It is important, because each style of music has very specific codes " explained the artist on the set of # studio3.
Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Errol Garner, more generally American jazz, but also European romantic music and Latin music particularly attract the pianist. The latter spoke to us about his art with a lot of love and passion.
Over the course of musical encounters and collaborations, Damien's music is exported far beyond the borders of the bisontine, then French. Brazil, Tunisia, United States, Singapore, China, Indonesia… Damien Groleau travels and makes his notes sound from one end of the globe to the other.
Three years ago, the young man began a collaboration with the double bass player Sylvain Dubrez, from the Jura, and the drummer Nicolas Grupp, native of Montpellier. The two musicians with no less interesting careers bring their know-how and embellish the compositions of the Bisontin.
Released in May 2019, the album "Trilogues" gives pride of place to exchange and complicity. It is to put in the hands of all lovers of classical jazz.
March 9, 2020 at 9:25 AM