Marc Michel

Born in the Puy en Velay (France) in October, 1986, it is at the age of 4 that Marc Michel was introduced to the music and in particular to the guitar that he learned on his own, thanks to his father, folk guitarist.

He begins the battery with 10 years old, leading in parallel studies of classic percussions, writing and chamber music, disciplines in which he will obtain numerous prices of academies (Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon – where he meets the future EYM trio – and Paris).

After having studied with great masters such as Sangoma Everett, Ari Hoenig, Clarence Penn, he is offered a grant in Master’s degree of jazz in the Royal Academy of Music in London. Over there he goes alongside and plays with, among others, Larry Goldings, Dave Holland, Will Vinson, Nikki Isles, John Taylor, John Hollenbeck in prestigious clubs of the city as Ronnie Scott, The The Vortex, Oliver’s etc. He also works since few years with big jazzmen of the French and international scenes as Jim Rotondi, Damon Brown, Zhenya Strigalev. He played (in particular with EYM trio) in tours which led him in Italy, Croatia, England (Queen Elisabeth hall), Spain, Switzerland, Germany and in the French clubs among which the Sunside, Le Baiser Salé, hot club in Lyon, l’Upercut in Marseilla etc.

Distinguishing him by an impeccable technique, a big polyrhythmic ease, as well as by his musicality, he is also a composer, drawing his inspiration from the culture he met on his path. Multi-versatile, he also plays the guitar, the piano and the classic percussions.

In 2013 he records the album ” Genesi ” with EYM trio in wich he signs the theme “Pocket Waltz”.

Together they will be prize-winners in 2015 of the springboard young talents of the Festival Jazz in Saint Germain des Prés, the national competition of the Defense Jazz Festival as well as the Festival Jazz to Gexto.