I'm a passionate jazz nerd, originally from the UK but currently living in Toulouse, France. My background is in physics and information technologies, and today I work as a writer and musician.
Jazz has been my greatest passion since I turned 11 and decided to learn the
saxophone. Shortly after, I saw my first jazz concert, Wayne Shorter's quartet at
the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse. Ever since then, I've tried to absorb the jazz
scene wherever I've lived and visited. In particular, I have been a regular
volunteer at the Marciac jazz festival in southern France, where I have been
fortunate enough to see many of the leading artists in the genre.
I studied physics and worked in London for a while as a IT engineer. London was a
wonderful city to indulge in my passion, as the musical and cultural scene there is
so incredibly diverse. In particular, it was during my time there that I got
introduced to free improv, and I got to see and engage with many of the leaders
of the UK scene by frequenting such iconic venues as the Vortex and Cafe Oto.
I am currently based in Toulouse and am focused on music, as a journalist and a
performer. I mainly play alto and tenor saxophone, but dabble in the piano and
guitar. I contribute to several online jazz-related platforms such as Art District
Radio, writing about jazz history and interviewing artists.
- Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
- Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare
- Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth
- Nujabes - Modal Soul
- Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
- Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
- Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come