ARMEL DUPAS MAINLY PERFORMS IN
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JAZZ & POETRY (EN FRANÇAIS DANS LE TEXTE)

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BIO

French pianist Armel Dupas isn’t your average jazz musician. A graduate of the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris’ jazz and improvised music program, Dupas cut his teeth in the French jazz scene in night clubs and the like performing and recording with fellow students and professors before the formation of electronic jazz duo WaterBabies with drummer Corentin Rio in 2013. A gifted composer, arranger, and ensemble player, years of composing film soundtracks for Christophe Honoré, Arnaud Desplechin, and Michel Gondry as well as performing and recording piano in a variety of projects, led to the eventual release of his debut full length album Upriver – a solo instrumental album that blends the boundaries between jazz and classical; electronic and acoustic sounds. Whereas WaterBabies saw the emergence of Dupas’ electronic-tinged style, Upriver saw the further elaboration of Dupas’ fusion of digital and organic with his light, free-flowing melodies and touring behind his solo debut resulted into the formation of the Armel Dupas Trio and subsequent writing and recording of his most recent album A Night Walk with touring bandmates drummer Mathieu Penot and bassist Kenny Ruby. On A Night Walk, Dupas adds another dimension to his recorded output as he essentially combines his background in film composition, his increasingly hard-to-pin-down signature style with multi-instrumentalists Penot and Ruby’s skills both on drums, bass, as fellow keyboardists, and as synth programmers. The result is a work of musical world-building with a cinematic grandeur from its moments of quiet introspection to its prog rock fueled flights of fancy.

Armel Dupas est un authentique inventeur d’émotions. Son père a fait danser la Bretagne des années 60, sa mère est une artiste accomplie, comédienne et peintre. Pianiste professionnel depuis plus de 10 ans, originaire de Nantes, Armel navigue entre la musique de film, le jazz, l’ambient music et la pop. Il a grandi dans un univers jazz et ses oreilles se sont ouvertes à d’autres styles (electro, folk, indie rock) au gré des rencontres, ce qui a fortement influencé sa musique.. Armel produit lui-même ses albums et joue avec la crème du jazz français (Henri Texier, Sandra Nkaké, David Linx..) sur les plus grosses scènes autour du monde : l’Olympia, Jazz à Vienne, Lincoln Center (NYC). Aujourd’hui à 35 ans et quelques albums à son actif, il envie de rencontrer le public, de parler avec les gens qui font l’effort de venir écouter, de boire un verre après, de se faire des amis, car pour lui la musique est un vecteur de belles rencontres.