Of Portuguese and Italian origins, Jean-Marie Machado was born in 1961 in Tangiers, Morocco.
He studied classical and contemporary music with famous French concert pianist Catherine Collard and, at the same time, musical theory (harmony, counterpoint, fugues). Alternating with his classical training, he became increasingly involved in composition and improvisation.
He has been recognized in the mid-eighties as one of the most talented French jazzmen thanks to the success of the Trio Machado. He recorded several albums for the famous Label Bleu. Also very appreciated as a composer, he has worked with classical and contemporary ensembles and led several original groups such as "Vibracordes" >> (with guest Nana Vasconcelos) or "French Piano Trio" with Martial Solal