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With the collaboration of Fondation BNP Paribas.
Baptiste Trotignon is one of France’s greatest jazz pianists – which will come as no surprise to anyone. What is perhaps rather less well known is that this Parisian began by playing the violin, although the influence of his amateur pianist father was crucial in his final decision to take up the instrument for which he is now known.
In the mid-90s he was already a regular figure, sought out by Eric Le Lann, Aldo Romano or David Murray in the clubs of Paris. Shortly afterwards he received his first award, obtaining second place as a soloist in the “National Jazz Contest of La Défense”. Official celebrations began to become regular and, in 2001, when he published his first album, “Fluide”, he received the prestigious “Django d’Or” award for the most promising French musician.
We can now enjoy this artist, an expert in the romantic music of the 19th century, in one of the most creative periods of his life. He visits us with a unique partner: Argentine percussionist Minino Garay. This Paris-based Gaucho is a seasoned specialist on the legüero drum and the Peruvian cajón. He possesses enviable stage control, and knows how to perfectly frame his music in the liberating language of jazz.
Piano: Baptiste Trotignon.
Percussion: Minino Garay.