Trio Philippe Duchemin

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“Oscar Peterson’s first trio, under the wing of Norman Granz, with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown, was, for many, a group of mythical proportions. Indisputably, he has left behind for posterity a major contribution for the annals of jazz history.

It took some nerve, then, for pianist Philippe Duchemin and his musicians to attack this monument. But, it’s far from their first attempt! In these languorous ballads of theirs with their tight tempos, following in the steps of their elders, they generate a liberating kind of swing.”

Dominique Burucoa


The Musicians


Philippe Duchemin : piano

Born in 1957 in Toulouse, Philippe Duchemin has studied classical piano since the age of nine. At age 15, he decided to turn toward a “livelier” kind of music, jazz. Self-taught, he worked for eight years on the music of his idols, Fats Waller, Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson.

In 1980, he debuted on the Paris stage and performed regularly at New Morning, le Petit Opportun, and the Hotel Meridien. . . . In 1983, he met famous drummer Kenny Clarke, who took him on in the group “Jazz en Liberté” (Free Jazz). In 1984, he was named Musical Director of the Jacques Prévert School of Jazz in Mans and in 1985 recorded an homage to Count Bassie with Michel Attenoux, Joe Newman and Benny Powell. In 1986, Philippe Duchemin earned a state diploma as jazz professor. He was then orchestra leader for the American singer Spanky Wilson and played with the renowned Lionel Hampton!

In 1987, he recorded “Four Bones” by François Guin and performed with Ray Brown and Bob Mover. In 1990 he was the pianist in the Franco-Spanish group Paris-Barcelona with which he recorded two albums. In 1991, he formed his trio and recorded the CD Alize, which was very favorably reviewed in the press. In 1992, a second CD came out, entitled Trio Live! which was distributed by Media7, making it possible for the group to become known internationally. There were many international tours during the next two years. Oscar Peterson wrote about Philippe Duchemin: “I very much enjoy this French pianist.”

Since that time, Philippe Duchemin and his trio have performed on many stages abroad, which has earned them at this point a very good reputation in the jazz world.


Dano Haider : guitar

Dano Haider was born November 21, 1975, in Stuttgart. From 1991 to 1997, he studied at the Berne Jazz School, where he learned, among other things, arrangement, composition and rhythm with Billie Brooks, singing with Sandy Patton, and he took instrumental courses with, in particular, Ira Kriss.

He attends and participates in numerous workshops with musicians such as Bruce Forman, Jimmy Cobb, Wynston Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Philipp Catherine...

He put his apprenticeship to practice by starting up his own quartet, with which he would play in Switzerland (JazzFest – Berne) and in Germany. Afterwards, he participated in various projects including the Brazilian group Rhythm & Blues with Lisa Doby (the Meridian in Paris). Having been inspired by Wes Montgomery and also by Jim Hall, Dano Haider plays regularly in various groups and in a variety of contexts (many different festivals, clubs in France, Switzerland, and Germany).



Fabien Marcoz étudie la contrebasse ainsi que la basse électrique au département jazz à l’ENM de Villeurbanne ainsi que la contrebasse classique au conservatoire de Lyon. Il travaille la contrebasse avec le soliste de l’orchestre de Lyon, Ferenc Bokany et fait plusieurs rencontres avec, entre autre, Larry Grenadier, Joe Martin, Luigi Trussardi.

En 1996, il obtient le 1er prix de la Défense avec le Collectif Mû, formation avec laquelle il enregistre deux albums. Il accompagne divers musiciens : Alain Jean-Marie, Lolo Bellonzi, Steve Grossman, Georges Arvanitas. En 1998, il s’installe à Paris où il enseigne la basse électrique ainsi que la contrebasse au conservatoire de Juvisy.

Fabien Marcoz joue régulièrement dans les clubs parisiens avec Olivier Temime, Jerôme Barde, Kirk Lightsey, Jean-Loup Longnon, Rick Margitza, Stephane Belmondo.

Il joue dans les formations de Fabien Mary (Django d’or jeune espoir), Jean-Loup Longnon, David Sausay, Mourad Benhammou, Sophie Alour, Pierrick Pedron. Il a enregistré plusieurs albums avec Fabien Mary, Jean-Loup Longnon, David Sausay.


In the Press


A French Pianist with an abundance of vitality.



The group functions well. Dano Haider proves to be closer to Irving Ashby (who was part of one of Peterson’s first trios) than to Herb Ellis. He showed off his phrasing in “Anatolia.” Manuel Marches is an attentive accompanist, who knows how to bring his own creativity into the bargain: Fingers in the Night” is a good example of this. Philippe Duchemin is equal to himself: an excellent pianist, with a sense of swing that is absolutely remarkable. His generosity of spirit takes nothing away from his wonderful musicality.

Jazz Hot


The trio functions like a well-oiled machine. Nuances and conventions come together to form a precise discourse.



The Duchemin Trio: Ambitious, far-reaching Jazz.

Le Télégramme


Brillant, séduisant, formidable, éblouissant …

La Montagne


Brilliant, seductive, wonderful, dazzling...

Sud Ouest


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