Alex Tassel

Born in Angers (France) March 26th 1975, Alexandre Tassel lives in Brittany until 1994.

 

Pianist, he turns to Jazz & trumpet at 18 in contact with his cousin Eric Le Lann (French Star of Jazz trumpet).

 

1994: Living in Rouen (Normandy). At the Conservatory, he obtains with honor his diploma of Chamber music & assembles his first groups with good players & Jazz Friends.

 

1996/97: Settles in Paris & co-melts the collective of the Nuits Blanches at the Petit opportun. First rounds & concerts with his quintet (Olivier Temime, Baptiste Trotignon).

 

1998: Alex release "49 Minutes d' Arrêt", selected by Jazz Magazine like one of The Best Abum of The Year.

 

1999: In Tour with just everybody, lays in many Festivals & finally records his second Opus as Leader "Booker Live In Marcillac" & plays (a whole set but for about 52 legendary seconds) with Ray Charles Band again in Marcillac Jazz Festival.

 

2000: On Tour with DJ Cam, sets up a new group with Guillaume Naturel (André Ceccarelli, Franck Avitabile, Gildas Scouarnec, The Paris Jazz Quintet).

 

Records on label TCB (The Montreux Jazz Label)

 

Tours: France, Africa, Turkey, Denmark with many groups, wich is so far "Marque de Fabrique".

 

2001/02: Turns on to records with DJ Cam Group, Laurent de Wilde Electronic Sextet, Paris Jazz Quintet, Alexandre Tassel Group (with Pierrick Pedron), Stéphane Huchard Quintet, Olivier Temime Quintet, Sylvain Marc Group, Lombards All Stars.

 

Wins The UK Hip-Hop Awards in London for The Best European Hip-Hop Production with DJ Cam's album "Soulshine", as Alex Tassel says "A common work between us & many others as US Mc Guru, Jazzmatazz & GanStarr, Larry Blackmon (Leader of Cameo), Malaisian Star Anggun, China Moses (DeeDee Brigdewater 's daughter), Donnie & European Jazz workers : Daniel Romeo, Eric Legnini, Guillaume Naturel & Laurent Robin.

 

2003/04: Records as Co-Leader with Guillaume Naturel an Electro-Jazz album "Fillet Of Soul" produced by DJ Cam, with graet commercial success all over the world.

 

2005: Records new Tassel & Naturel album "Fillet Of Soul, Opus 2".

Tour with Manu Katché (Peter Gabriel, Sting, Joe Satriani...) & Stéphane Huchard.

 

2006/07: Realease of Tassel & Naturel "Diamond Suite" feat. Marcus Miller, Manu Katché, Guru, Eric Legnini, Laurent de Wilde, Daniel Romeo & the great American Singer SONG.

 

On Tour with all those different Projects & records Manu Katché's album "Grevin", a duet with French guitarist Christian Brun, The DJ Cam Quartet, Orlando Morais...

 

2008: Records his new album "Movements" out 28th of October on French label NAIVE, with Manu Katché, Julien Charlet, Eric Legnini, Daniel Romeo, Laurent de Wilde.

 

Alex Tassel played & recorded with mainly André Céccarelli, Archi Shepp, Christian Escoudé, Manu Katché, Paco Séri, Marcus Miller, Keziah Jones, Guru, David Murray, Laurent de Wilde,Alain Jean-Marie, Lionel Belmondo, Sylvain Marc, Rick Margitza, Giovanni MirabassiChina Moses, Anggun, Steve Potts, Antonio Farao, Eric Le Lann, Oliver Johnson, Olivier Temime, Eric Legnini, Minino Garay, André Villeger, Franck Avitabile, Christophe Monniot, Pierre de Bethmann, Flavio Boltro, Tony Rabeson, Dré Pallemaerts, Stéphane Huchard...

 

Alex Tassel performed at Festivals such as :

Mariac, Nice, Antibes-Juan-les-Pins, Montreux, New York, JVC Jazz Festivals, Paleo Fest., Calvi, Toronto, Oslo, Coutances, Cully (CH), Roskilde (DK), Moscow City Jazz...