Yves Marcotte started music at the age of nine, studying classical percussions. It was only
after sound engineer studies that he started to learn the bass, first in Lille with Yves
Torchinsky, then in Paris with Jean Bardy and Marc Buronfosse. He then went to Switzerland
where he graduated in Jazz Composition at HEMu Lausanne, studying with Emil Spanyi
(composition), Bänz Oester (Bass) and Malcolm Braff.
Self-defined more as a musician than a bass player or composer, he kept from his
percussions’ study a multi-instrumentist’s mindset, trying to express himself using different
instruments and writing approaches, depending on the musical context