The Pierre de Trégomain Quartet was founded in 2006 and became a central figure in the renewal of european vocal jazz with its first album « My Cold Song » (Aphrodite Records, 2010) supported by David Linx. Nine intimate compositions, both furious and bright, somewhere between pop, baroque music and a jazz vortex. The band played in numerous festivals and jazz clubs throughout Europe and gained a solid reputation for its stage performances and its emotional repertoire.
Pierre de Trégomain won in 2008 the first prize of Crest Vocal Contest. Since, he keeps expanding his vocal skills (lyrical singing, mixt voice, improvisation), taking inspiration from Irani, Pakistani, Azerbaijani Masters or from the Pop countertenor Klaus Nomi. In 2012, Jazz Magazine ranks Pierre de Trégomain among the masculine voice to follow. With its second album « Shelter » (2015), The Pierre de Trégomain Quartet followed its quest of a universal language where jazz music appears as the meeting point of various influences such as pop, classical music or French chanson. This transcendant repertoire made of compositions in French and English has been critically acclaimed (****Jazz Magazine). Iconoclastic, the singer is also immerging himself into contemporary music projects (“Chant/Son”) or electronic variations ‘”Shoot the drone”.
Pierre de Trégomain – vocals : French vocalist and composer Pierre de Trégomain won in 2008 the first prize of french contest Crest Jazz Vocaland became a central figure of vocal jazz: well-known Belgian singer David Linx introduced him in the booklet of « My Cold Song » (2010) as « a high flyer, European jazz à la française » and he was selected by Jazz Magazine among the « most essential male singers ». His passion for improvisation and his quest for transcendent music led him to explore new musical horizons – baroque countertenor and sufi inspired traditions-, which enabled him to expand his vocal technique and deepen his « inner connection » as he says – his ability to link music and emotion. Besides his Quartet, Pierre de Trégomain performs with various musicians, from electro to classical, and has started in 2016 a thrilling collaboration with world-known azerbaijan mugham singer Gochag Askarov.
Arnaud Gransac – piano : Arnaud Gransac would have become an engineer if he hadn’t chosen to learn music. He focussed on jazz at Sorbonne University and at Didier Lockwood’s music school where he later taught the piano. His exceptional harmony skills made him a most appreciated sideman in various projects, from soul music to tango. He arranges most compositions of the Pierre de Trégomain Quartet.
Blaise Chevallier – double bass : Blaise Chevallier studied classical music before he specialized in jazz and improvisation. He has become one of the most wanted bass players in France and beyond thanks to his virtuoso touch and his ability to adapt to different musical horizons, from oriental music to electro. He has also released two critically acclaimed albums as a composer with his trio « Aerophone ».
Benoist Raffin – drums : Benoit Raffin’s musical education began way before he went to the conservatory – his father was jazz drummer. But he developed his own style, sensitive and emotional, which made him immediately identifiable among musicians and brought him an award in 1996. Benoist Raffin is also much appreciated in theatre and circus performances.
Pierre de Trégomain • composition, texts, voice
Arnaud Gransac • piano, keyboards
Benoist Raffin • drums
Blaise Chevallier • double bass
|July 19th||Harbin||Grand Theater|
|July 20th||Tianjin||Grand Theater|
|July 22nd||Xi’an||Meeting Jazz Workshop|
|July 23rd||Xi’an||Concert Hall|
|July 24th||Shanghai||Wooden Box|
|July 25th||Hefei||On the Way|
|July 26th||Nanjing||Ola Art Space|
|July 28th||Guangzhou||JZ Club|
|July 29th||Guangzhou||Bel Ami|