David Tixier Trio is a fresh sound of compositions. Originality comes from the three musicians playing together for a while. Complicity, energy, surprise are the main components of the project.
Created in February 2016, the David Tixier Trio has played at ONO Jazz Club in Bern, at the Montreux Meets Brienz Jazz Festival in Brienz, at the Swiss radio RTS, for the show “JazzZ”, during the Jazz En Ville Festival 2016 in Vannes, France, in Paris at the Cave du 38 Riv’…
The trio has been the finalist of the Jazz Competition in Jazz En Ville Festival 2016, and the Jazz Avenir Competition 2016 in the Mont Saint Michel’s Bay, Normandie (France). During the semi-final selections of the International Matmut Jazz Orchestra Price 2016, the David Tixier Trio was chosen beside other 15 semi-finalists by the jury among 403 other international bands.
David Tixier is a French piano player, born in 1989. After being in Paris to pass a Diploma of Music Studies (DEM) at the Conservatoire de Paris (CRR), with as piano professor Benjamin Moussay, he worked and played with great Jazz musicians like Bob Mintzer, Eric Watson, Giovanni Mirabassi, or Frank Amsalem. He continued studies in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a Bachelor, and a Master in Performance, with as piano professor Emil Spanyi.
There, he worked and played with the New York Voices, Chico Freeman, Sachal Vasandani, George Robert, Julian Arguelles, François Lindemann, Sangoma Everett Guillaume Perret, or Patrick Perrier.
David Tixier was the co-leader and keyboards/piano player of the trio LESS THAN FOUR since 2013 until 2016, an emergent swiss band. He leads also the “Humain Trop Humain Collective” since 2014. In May 2015, he creates his own piano Solo project, and invites in March 2016 for a couple of original songs the US singer Sachal Vasandani for his new album “Substantial Existence, The Giant Corners”. In February 2016, David started his new acoustic trio, the “David Tixier Trio”, with Lada Obradovic on drums and Blaise Hommage on bass. A couple of months after, Lada and David created their duo, the Obradovic-Tixier Duo.
In 2012, David was one of the five finalists of the Boris Vian Piano Competition, in Paris. In 2013, with the trio LESS THAN FOUR, he won the 1st prize of the jury and 1st public prize at the Jazz In Oloron Competition, in France. The same year, he was finalist with this trio at the Europafest Jazz Competition in Bucharest.
In 2015, David was a semi-finalist of the Montreux Piano Solo Competition, with Yaron Herman as head of the Jury, and a finalist of the UBS Public Prize organised by Montreux Jazz Festival. The same year, he won the 2nd prize of the Monaco Jazz Soloists competition 2015.
In 2016, the David Tixier Trio was finalist of the JazzAvenir Competition during the “Jazz En Baie Festival”, at the Mont-Saint-Michel, and finalist of the “Jazz A Vannes” competitions, in Vannes during the “Jazz En Ville Festival”. David was a finalist of the JazzHaus Piano Solo competition in Freiburg, held on September 2016.
The David Tixier Trio and the David Tixier Piano Solo were nominated for the semi-finals of the Matmut International Jazz Orchestra Price 2016 among 13 other bands, chosen in a list of 403 applying groups. So far, David had an opportunity to perform his art in Europe (France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Romania), in Turkey and in Japan.
Blaise Hommage (Double Bass), Blaise Hommage started to learn electric bass, with interest in soul and funk music, when he was nearly twenty. Afterwards he progressively discovered jazz through fusion music by listening Jaco Pastorius and Weather Report. He finished four years of music jazz school in Nancy where he started to play double bass on his final, fourth year. Afterwards he passed entrance exam in Lausanne, Switzerland, and by skipping first two years, he graduated his bachelor degree in class of Bänz Oester. His musical studies he enriched by studying with some other valuable musicians as EmilSpanyi, Mathieu Michel, Vinz Vonlanthen, and by participating various masterclasses with Gary Willis, Joe Sanders, Jay Anderson, Furio Di Castri…
After graduation he continued his master jazz pedagogy studies at the same school in June 2015. He was awarded for achievements during the first year of master studies as well as another award for three best band performances in his second master year, by playing in three band, including the project under his leadership, “Sweets”. Interested and open for different musical styles he performed in France, Switzerland, Cuba, and Romania with Pierre-Alain Goualch, Franck Aghulon, Christian Mariotto, Pascal Nicole, Jean-michel Albertucci, René Mosele, Thomas Dobler, Cyril Regamey, Ohad Talmor, Marcos Jimenez, Gauthier Toux, Orquesta Ceiba, La Roulotte, Anach Cuan … At the moment he plays with Gypsy Galaxy, Louis Billette 5tet, LP 5tet, Valentin Conus, Siga Volando, Lada Obradovic, Manoua, Red Sun Rising, and he is a leader of his personal project “Sweets” which we could have recently heard in great suisse jazzclubs as “Chorus”, or at famous suisse jazzz festival “Jazz Onze Plus”. He is a member of duo “Tweet”, where he performs with Théo Duboule.
Lada Obradovic (Drums), a Croatian jazz drummer, composer, arranger, band leader and sideman. Her musical education began with classical piano at age of 12, and continued by discovering drums much later, shortly before her 17th birthday. After finishing “Rock Academy” in Zagreb, Croatia, she moved to Graz, where she finished four years bachelor performance program. At the moment she is finishing master performance jazz studies at the University of Bern in Switzerland. She is an artist of the American company “TRX Cymbals“(Turkish Hand Made Cymbals) and British Company “Bay Custom Drums” (British Hand Made Drums).
David Tixier has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to record their first album.
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CHF 20 – You get the album by email, in a numeric format.
CHF 40 – You receive the physical album in your mailbox.
CHF 100 – You receive 2 albums by post.
CHF 200 – You receive 1 invitation for two people for one of their concerts + 1 drink with them after the concert.
CHF 300 – You invested more than 7% for the project! For this amount, they give you one of their rehearsals session access by skype.
CHF 2,000 – This is unbelievable and there is no reward big enough to thank you for that! However, they offer you a private concert on the location of your choice (in a perimeter of 300km around Bern or Lausanne) for you and your friends.
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