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Sylvain Luc

Sylvain Luc comes from Bayonne. Surrounded by the inspiring atmosphere of his eagerly music practising brothers, he chooses the guitar as his instrument at the age of 5. He is 9 when he enters the conservatoire and starts recording his first album of Basque folklore "Elgarrekin" together with his brothers. In the Luc family they remember with tenderness the year when he made his stage debut as Joe Dassin with a local group.

His preference for the strings is not limited to the guitar alone; by exploring the classical richness (with Jorge Cardoso), he learns to appreciate the mandolin, the violin and studies the cello for 10 years. At the age of 12 he joins the group of his brother G?rard, accordionist, and makes his second "family record", "Olinakarin". In the early 80's, when he is 15, he discovers jazz and starts his first group "Bulle Quintet". 1982 he gets an award at the Festival international de San Sebastian.

By his 20's, he is the guitarist and bassist most in demand in the region and mixes with most diverse musicians, attends his first class as arranger and obtains his first singing diploma at the Conservatoire of Bayonne.

In 1985, he meets Marie-Ange Damestoy and becomes her arranger-guitarist-bassist. 'Two years of co-operation and success which bring them the nomination for "Revelation 97" (discovery 97) at the Spring of Bourges.

In 1988, he who has been trained by his love of eclecticism, the atypical musician, he who shows his love of Basque folklore and Brazilian music, classical music and "le musette", decides to continue his musical journey in the effervescent life of Paris.

His experience grows - he arranges, composes and plays for the singer Benoit Cazenave, then he plays the bass in the trio of Richard Galliano and Francis Lassus, accompanies the Argentine singer Ja?ro, prepares his proficiency in the classical guitar with Michel Sadonowski at the UMIP, accompanies in the studios Moustaki, Philippe Leotard, Romain Didier, etc..

The Paris jazz world cannot afford to ignore such potential - in 1989, he works especially with Jean Marc Jafet and Andre Ceccarelli and in the following year he replaces Louis Winsbert in the group of the trumpeter Eric Le Iann. It is the time of travelling in its proper sense - concerts, tours, international festival follow.

1991 is the year of meeting Sylvin Marc and recording the album "5/5". He also contributes to the album "Solea" of Jean-Pierre Como and plays the bass in the quartet of Louis Winsberg on his tour through France and Africa.

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

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Young and Fine

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