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Alexis Tcholakian

Alexis, born in Paris in 1969, is a pianist currently residing in France where he has enjoyed a fair amount of notoriety over the past decade. He studied classical piano, until his teen years, with Huguette Agédérian (concert pianist / first prize of the Académie Marguerite Long). In 1990, he won a scholarship to study jazz at the famous « Berklee College of Music » in Boston. Back in France, he developed his jazz playing with the well known jazz master Bernard Maury, friend of Bill Evans and Michel Petrucciani. Alexis Tcholakian has played in many venues in France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, Algéria, Ukraine, Armenia... and often plays in Parisians jazz clubs (Petit Opportun, Sunset, Sunside, Petit Journal Montparnasse, Jazz Act, Caveau des Légendes, 7 Lézards, Opus Café, Franc-Pinot, Archipel …) Alexis is also a sideman for many jazz singers in France. Under his own name he has recorded 13 different trio and solo CD's and 2 DVD's ​ New recording Alexis Tcholakian solo " TOGETHER ALONE " will be issued in 2021.

STUDIES : Classical piano with soloist Huguette Agédérian, harmony and arranging with Manu Pekar, jazz piano with Christian Jacob at Berklee College of Music, harmony with Bernard Maury. STAGE : Played with Lukmil Perez, Felipe Cabrera, Laurent Camuzat, Thierry Tardieu, Jean-Luc Pino, Pascal Gaubert, Claude Mouton, Antoine Banville, Etienne Brachet, Simon Spang-Hanssen, Manu Pekar, Guillaume Dommartin, Xavier Bornens, Benoist Raffin, Yves Teslar, Xavier Cobo, Florian Bellecourt, Bobby Rangell, Antonio Tritta, Duylin N'Guyen, Simon Teboul, Jean-Pierre Rebillard, Jean-Pierre Thirault, Sébastien Llado, Jean-Claude Jouy, Tommaso Montagnani, Eric Jacot, Pascal Mulot, Patrick Rondat, Sacha Bourguignon, J.Paul Adam, Abed Azrié, Hidehiko Kan, Déborah Tanguy, Ingrid James, Sarah Holtrop, Katia Lioubinskaia, Awa Timbo, Melissa Cox, Myriam Bouk Moun, Kevin Cerovich, Ursuline Kairson, Robin Mansanti, Tullia Morand, Pierre Mimran, Francis Bourrec, Amanda Fahey, Joan Minor, Gerard Murphy, Sam Favreau, Pierre Fénichel, Philippe Jardin, Olivier Lalauze, Ezechiel Celada, Cécile Andrée, Maria Moreno, Anne Santelli, Marc Campo, Jean-Yves Abecassis, Gilles Grivolla, Lilian Bencini, Cédrick Bec, Sangoma Everett... With the Alexis Tcholakian Trio : - Jazz clubs - Sunside, Sunset, Petit Opportun, Petit Journal Montparnasse, Jazz Act, 7 Lézards... - Festivals - Caval'Air Jazz Festival 2019, 5 continents Jazz Festival 2018, Festival des Jazz de St Raphaël 2015, Calvi Jazz Festival 1998, Festival des Jazz de Paris... Palais des Sports of Paris, Amnesty International... 1997 Finalist at the Concours de la Défense. Composer for about 60 tunes.

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- « From "playful" and "memorable waltzes", "warm ballads" to "funky" and "early Brazilian fusion a la Flora Purim and Chick Corea", "the international cast performs music that, while tied to jazz's roots, is modern and contemporary. [Ingrid's] stories cover such topics as different ways of looking at love, friendships, relationships, loss, learning from mistakes, and life in general. One of the top jazz singers from Australia, Ingrid James has a beautiful voice, a wide range, and the ability to sing difficult intervals with ease, hitting every note perfectly in-tune. She is also an original improviser, always swings, and is skilled at embracing lyrics that she believes in. » Scott Yanow 2016, Author of The Jazz Singers, The Great Jazz Guitarists, Jazz on Film and Jazz on Record 1917-76 (CD « Trajectoire » 2016)

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