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Adrien Brandeis

Aug 14, Sunday - 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

An award-winning pianist, composer and arranger in his native France, Adrien Brandeis carries an open musical sensibility, pulling from influences as varied as Ruben Gonzalez, Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea and Bill Evans.

Born in Annecy, Brandeis began his musical career in the south of France. After studying at the Conservatory of Nice, he moved to Paris in 2018 to study with Manuel Rocheman and graduated from the CRR Conservatory of Paris.

That same year, he produced and released his first quintet album, Euforia. The album’s success led to tour dates across Asia, and won himthe prestigious Letter One Rising Stars Jazz Award, European Edition in 2018. This prize, which rewards the best young European jazz artist of the year, granted him the chance to share his music on the biggest European stages in the summer of 2019. It included dates at the Nice Jazz Festival (France), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), Leopolis Jazz Festival (Ukraine), Love Supreme Jazz Festival (England), Heineken Jazzaldia Festival (Spain), Kongsberg Jazz Festival (Norway), and JazzOpen Stuttgart (Germany). This later led to several tour dates throughout Mexico, including a trio appearance at the Festival Internacional de Jazz y Blues de Zacatecas and in numerous theatres.

On the French scene, he was crowned winner of the Jazz à Juan Festival in 2017, and won the audience prize of the Jazz à Porquerolles that same year.

His fascination with Latin music, and subsequent travels to Cuba, inspired the music found on his second album, Meetings, which he recorded in a quartet with Damian Nueva, Arnaud Dolmen, Inor Sotolongo and special guest Orlando Poleo. It was selected as one of the best jazz albums in France in 2020 by TSF Jazz radio.

Born in Annecy, Brandeis began his musical career in the south of France. After studying at the Conservatory of Nice, he moved to Paris in 2018 to study with Manuel Rocheman and graduated from the CRR Conservatory of Paris.

That same year, he produced and released his first quintet album, Euforia. The album’s success led to tour dates across Asia, and won himthe prestigious Letter One Rising Stars Jazz Award, European Edition in 2018. This prize, which rewards the best young European jazz artist of the year, granted him the chance to share his music on the biggest European stages in the summer of 2019. It included dates at the Nice Jazz Festival (France), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), Leopolis Jazz Festival (Ukraine), Love Supreme Jazz Festival (England), Heineken Jazzaldia Festival (Spain), Kongsberg Jazz Festival (Norway), and JazzOpen Stuttgart (Germany). This later led to several tour dates throughout Mexico, including a trio appearance at the Festival Internacional de Jazz y Blues de Zacatecas and in numerous theatres.

On the French scene, he was crowned winner of the Jazz à Juan Festival in 2017, and won the audience prize of the Jazz à Porquerolles that same year.

His fascination with Latin music, and subsequent travels to Cuba, inspired the music found on his second album, Meetings, which he recorded in a quartet with Damian Nueva, Arnaud Dolmen, Inor Sotolongo and special guest Orlando Poleo. It was selected as one of the best jazz albums in France in 2020 by TSF Jazz radio.


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