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Fabien Mary

Born in 1978, he started music at 8 and followed classical studies at the conservatory of Evreux (with Jacques Lecointre) and in Rouen’s CNR until he was 20 years old. He turned his choices towards jazz as he started being taught by Rémi Biet and as he met the tenor sax André Villéger and trumpet player François Chassagnite. As he arrives in Paris in 1998, many musicians called him : François Théberge , Michel Pastre, Gérard Badini for the Super Swing Machine, Xavier Richardeau ( Duc des Lombards Jazz Affair with Alain Jean-marie, the home band who’s played for 2 years in the famous parisian club)… 2000 , he joined Paris Jazz Big Band under the direction of Nicolas Folmer and Pierre Bertrand. This big band received in 2005 a Django d'or and Victoire de la Musique. In 2000 , Fabien Mary, Sophie Alour and Eric Poirier created the VINTAGE ORCHESTRA . 2002, « Twilight » (Elabeth), his first album as a leader, received a Django d'Or Jeune Talent . 2004, Fabien Mary received the prize «Jazz à Juan Révélation 2004 » and opened the 2005 festival on the stage of the Pinède Gould with his quartet. He played again on this stage last summer with Géraldine Laurent (alto sax), Xavier Richardeau (baryton sax), Michel Pastre (tenor sax) , Pierre Christophe (piano)…. 2005, his second album is released. « CHESS » gathers 5 compositions & 5 standards (written by Kenny Dorham, Bud Powell or Jimmy Heath). 2007, Fabien decided to enlarge his 4tet to « FOUR AND FOUR », adding 3 saxes & a trombone…This band plays music arranged by Fabien Mary, mostly composed by him too… Among the musicians he’s played with : Wynton Marsalis (Marciac Jazz Festival in 2004 with Eric Lewis on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass & Herlin Riley on drums), Diana Krall (recording of a cd and DVD « Live in Paris » with the Paris Jazz Big Band), Johnny Griffin, Steve Turre, Michel Legrand, Spanki Wilson, Dave Liebman, Preston Love, Archie Shepp… He’s also shared the stage with Stan Laferrière tentet, François Laudet big band, Dalsasso/Belmondo big band , Alain Jean-Marie , Charles Bellonzi, René Urtreger, Christian Escoudé, Maurice Vander, André Ceccarelli, Denis Leloup , Baptiste Trotignon , Doug Sides , Michaël Wilner, Daniel Huck, Luigi Trussardi, Steve Williams…

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