Yann Phayphet decided to pursue music after studying engineering for a few years. Born in Lyon, Phaypet learned and played during his education at ENM of Villeurbanne, and the National Academy of Lyon at the instigation of Jérôme Regard.
Phayphet develops a jazz sound with a very binary background uncommon for a double bassist. His diverse project collaborations display the variation in style and composition. With double bass and electric bass within various groups of distinct aesthetics, Phaypet has collaborated with Electrophazz (nude soul / hip-hop), Mahssi (Latin fusion), Thibault Saby quartet (modern jazz), and many more talented bands.
With EYM trio, Phayphet has toured in France and several other countries in Europe. He has played at the following venues: Jazz à Vienne, Fort en Jazz, Vaulx Jazz, Jazz in Vannes, Jazz à Oloron, Jazz sous les chataigniers, Tournai Jazz Festival, Moz’ Aïque Festival, Altitude Jazz Festival, Golden Jazz Trophy, summer Festival des nuits d’été, Cosmo Jazz, Nancy Jazz Pulsation, un Doua de jazz.
He has also toured in the United States, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany etc.
With EYM trio, he recorded “Genesi” in 2013. He is also the prize-winner of the springboard young talents of the Festival Jazz in Saint Germain des Prés, the national competition of The Defense Jazz Festival and the Festival Jazz to Gexto.