Pascal Le Boeuf
A spinner of webs constructed with beauty, emotion, and maturity.
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Breath the music of jazz pianist, Pascal Le Boeuf, a spinner of webs constructed with
beauty, emotion, and maturity. Winner of the 2008 International Songwriting competition
and the 2006 Independent Music Awards, Pascal has emerged as one of the most admired
new voices in jazz.
Part of a growing New York jazz scene characterized by hypnotizing rhythms, alternative
rock, and the influences of artists such as Radiohead, Aaron Parks and Brad Mehldau, the
23-year-old Pascal Le Boeuf utilizes innovative rhythmic concepts to connect with his
audiences on a musical and emotional level. Downbeat Magazine describes him as having
“a strong percussive element to his playing, which he combines with a keen sense of
Mr. Le Boeuf performs and tours frequently with his jazz piano trio, Pascal's Triangle,
which features bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joe Saylor. Pascal's Triangle first performed
together as the rhythm section in progressive jazz group, the Le Boeuf Brother's Quintet,
at the 55bar, a Greenwich Village dive bar famous for cultivating underground
contemporary jazz. After working together as sidemen in various projects they decided to
form their own trio to further develop their approach to improvisation. At their Blue Note
debut on May 12th, they will be performing a combination of original compositions and
“standards” of today’s popular music from their forthcoming album Music for Reading -
Sleeping - Feeling.
His most recent album features his twin brother Remy Le Boeuf, Ambrose Akinmusire,
Marcus Strickland, and Clarence Penn (among others). This group has an impressively
self-assured new album, House Without a Door, which reaches for the gleaming
cosmopolitanism of our present era. (New York Times) Although Pascal performs
primarily as a leader, he can also be heard as a side-man with Clarence Penn (Maria
Schneirder's Orchestra), Mike Ruby (Ari Hoenig) and Myron Walden (Brian Blade's
Pascal earned B.M. and M.M. degrees at the Manhattan School of Music as the recipient of
the Michael W. Greene full scholarship.