Born: October 3, 1960
Guitarist, with a very unique ﬁnger playing technic, French Ibanez guitar schools teaching director, Nancy’Music Academy International permanent member, Yannick Robert is very active on the french and international jazz and fusion scene since years. He is endorsed by Ibanez since 1992, who built for him a Fretless signature model, he takes part to the Fretless Guitar Masters and Village of the Unfretted recordings. He is also endorsed by Savarez strings.
He recently took part on the cine-concert of the original movie soundtrack The Artist with the Strasbourg symphonic orchestra and the composer Ludovic Bource.
He produced more than twenty methods and teaching Dvds, and has released about twenty albums among which La Danse du Chat (2011) and Echec et Malt (2013), recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios with the Blues & Beyond Quartet, with world known bass player Dominique Dipiazza, harmonicist Sébastien Charlier et drummer Yoann Schmidt, with whom he has toured in the whole world.
He recently released with his Soul Cages Trio (2017) an album dedicated to jazz arrangements of Sting’s compositions, and also Baïkal (2017) in duet with Belgian bass-player Benoit Vanderstraeten, and ﬁnally with the Millenium trio (2018) with Franck Agulhon (drums) et de Benoit Vanderstraeten (basse).
In September 2019 has been released AGORA quartet’s ﬁrst album recorded with Franck Agulhon, Diégo Imbert (cb) and Sébastien Charlier.
Yannick Robert is guitar referent at the MAI, and collection director at MAI BOOKS, LEMOINE and HAL LEONARD editions. He has also recorded a lot of teaching modules for the music teaching website imusic-school.com.
All informations on www.yannickrobert.com
First Band price at Paris-La Defense Jazz Contest in 1984
They told about him…
“We can hear Jim Hall's delicate print, but also Wes Montgomery's more obvious one.”
LE MONDE DE LA MUSIQUE – Franck Bergerot
"..With such a technique and such a rich sonority, which borrows with elegancy to Jim Hall and
John Abercrombie…..A lot of
imagination, energy and movement." ZURBAN – Jean-Yves Chaperon
« One of the most interesting fusion artists coming out from Europe in recent years, French
guitarist and composer Yannick Robert
truly conveys a world vision, mixing a wide spectrum on his sonic palette, from « Celtic Jazz » to
Funk. Equally at home on fretless
guitar, archtop or solid body rocker model, he stretches out with an assured independence in an
electric trio setting. In Yannick’s
solos you can hear the Metheny’s influence ; in his compositions, there hare harmonic similarities
to Swiss Thomas Moeckel – and
that’s not a bad thing… »
JAZZ.COM – BILL BARNES
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
A lot of publications about improvisation, comping, and phrasing, that can be used for every clinic. Clinics
can be given in french, english, and spanish.
A lot of learning modules are also available on www.imusic-school.com
Yannick Robert is the teaching director of the french Ibanez guitar schools, and is a permanent member of
the Music Academy International of Nancy (France) since years.
For more infos, visit my Gumroad page at www.gumroad.com/yarobert