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Not everyone can brag about having the endorsement of the likes of saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart. This West Indian musician has said that Maher Beauroy “possesses a peculiar blend of talents”. On one hand, he is a pianist with abundant technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the history of jazz, and, on the other hand, his music shows strong Afro-Caribbean influences, with a phrasing that he decorates with the distinctive signature of a classic musician.
A native of Martinique, Maher Beauroy preserves the rhythms of his homeland, and he opens them up to all imaginable cultures. When he was five, his passion for piano opened the doors of the Music Academy of Martinique for him, and he then went on to attend SERMAC, an art school founded by Aimé Césaire, which is where Maher discovered jazz. In 2006, he settled in Paris, to continue his piano studies. And from there, everything happened really quickly.
He studied at the Maurice Ravel Conservatoire, at the Sorbonne, and finally, in 2014, at Berklee College in Boston. There his teachers included such masters as Eddie Gómez, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, and pianist Joanne Bracken. At the start of the year he released his first album, “Washa!”, the album everyone is talking about. It’s high time we started talking about him in Spain.
Components Maher Beauroy: piano/voice Michel Alibo: bass Alix Goffic: drums Robin Antunes: violin