ABOUT

Benjamin Thiébault studied at the regional conservatories of Montpellier and Paris, before joining the jazz and improvised music department of the National Conservatory of Paris, under the direction of Riccardo Del Fra. He took part in an exchange program with the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he obtained his master’s degree. During his studies, he benefited from numerous masterclasses (Aaron Parks, Ethan Iverson, Craig Taborn) as well as the teaching given especially by Serge Lazarevitch in Montpellier, Emil Spanyi and Hervé Sellin in Paris, Bert van den Brink in the Netherlands. He played with artists such as Franck Nicolas, the trumpeter from Guadeloupe, and Deva Mahal, an American singer of neo-soul music. He performed on the stages of renowned jazz clubs (Duc des Lombards in Paris, Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Hot Clube de Portugal in Lisbon), and participated in several tours and international recordings. He now devotes his time to teaching and to his various projects, including the trio for which he writes the music.

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The music of Benjamin Thiébault is made of a thoughtful writing with theatrical contours, without deviating from what characterizes the simple and intuitive approach of a song. His influences range from classical music to the immense idiom of jazz, film music, contemporary and world music. His various trips (Guadeloupe, New Orleans, Cuba) have familiarized him with the richness of a repertoire, from which his singularity emerges.