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Frank Woeste

Frank Woeste is a pianist, composer, arranger and producer living in Paris, France.

Besides his work as a pianist Frank is known to have developed a unique sound on the Fender Rhodes combing the natural sound of the the rhodes piano with different effects.

He has recorded 5 albums as a leader and appears on a large number of albums as a sideman and arranger. Several of these albums have been awarded with a french Victoires du jazz.

After graduating from Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris) in 2001 Frank won several 1st or 2nd prizes in international jazz competitions: the Steinway Prize at the Montreux International Piano Competition, Jazz Hoeilaart International Competition (Belgium) and the Gexto European Jazzcontest (Spain).

He s one of the grantees of the French American Jazz Exchange 2014 along the American trumpet player Dave Douglas . The two recorded an album together that will be released in 2016 .

He s also a grantee of the French American Jazzexchange 2015 along with American trombonist Ryan Keberle.

He has worked with Ibrahim Maalouf , Dave Douglas, Michel Portal, Youn Sun Nah, Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Clarence Penn Nasheet Waits Malik Mezzadri, Mederic Collignon, Stefano di Battista, Sylvain Luc and Gretchen Parlato, Jeff Ballard , Stefano di Battista among others.

He has played all the big festivals like Northsea Jazzfestival, Jazz à Vienne, Jazz in Marciac, Montreal Jazzfestival, Paris Jazzfestival, Ginza Jazzfestival Tokyo, London Jazzfestival, Jazz à Juan les pins, Nice Jazzfestival etc.

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The Melodic Line

OutNote Records
2020

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Original Jazz Classics
2004

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