Michael Cheret

Michael Cheret
Michael Cheret follows in the tradition of the great "classical" tenors. His sound is inspired by Dexter Gordon and Stanley Turrentine, with a hint of Stan Getz.

Michaël Cheret was born in 1974 in France. He studied saxophone at Paris Superior Conservatory with Francois Jeanneau and with Adam Nussbaum, Richie Beirach, Johnny Griffin, Daniel Humair, Riccardo Del Fra, Kenny Wheeler among others.

After being an influent alto sax player in Paris for years, he is nowadays a main tenor sax player in France. He also plays soprano sax, composes and teaches. He is currently saxophone teacher at the Lyon Conservatory. Now playing as a leader of his new quartet, he writes original music. He made 8 albums as a leader and composer.

He plays in the quintet We five featuring Jim Rotondi (album Take one in 2017). He’s been leading the great Jam-session of Paris at SUNSET jazz club, once a month since 2004, more than eighteen years!

He also played regularly with greatest international jazzmen as Damon Brown (trumpet, UK), Franck Lacy (trombone, USA), Albert Mangelsdorff, Ralph Moore, Gary Smulyan, Scott Hamilton, and all the greatest jazz musicians in France such as jazz legend René Urtreger.

He also travels the world for concerts and master classes (China tour 2014 and 2015, Saxophone summit in Palmel (Portugal), with Gary Smulyan (USA), with Mark Gross (Corea), with Damon Brown and many more.


Photo credit: Lucie Bigo / Henri SELMER Paris

Mike Cheret Bormes les Mimosas