Franck Amsallem (né en 1961 à Oran, alors en Algérie française), est un pianiste, arrangeur, compositeur et chanteur de jazz français.

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  • Franck Amsallem (né en 1961 à Oran, alors en Algérie française), est un pianiste, arrangeur, compositeur et chanteur de jazz français.
  • Franck Amsallem (* 25. Oktober 1961 in Oran) ist ein französischer Jazz-Pianist und Komponist.
  • Franck Amsallem is an award-winning French jazz pianist, arranger, composer and also singer. He was born in 1961 in Oran, then in French Algeria, but grew up in Nice, France.He started learning the piano at age 7 and also took up the classical saxophone at the local conservatory. Early in his studies he was able to hear such artists as Thad Jones, Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Sonny Stitt and Stan Getz live at the Grande Parade du Jazz in Nice, France. By high school, he was playing in dance bands throughout the Cote d'Azur and featured in a INA documentary titled "La Lecon de Musique" as a student of John Lewis. In 1981, as a young adult he received a full scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music with Herb Pomeroy, and Michael Gibbs and in 1986 he moved to NYC to attend the Manhattan School of Music to study with Bob Brookmeyer. He also continued his classical piano studies with Phillip Kawin while playing jazz in and around New York. He has since accompanied or collaborated with Gerry Mulligan, Joe Chambers, Gary Peacock, Bill Stewart, Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider, Jerry Bergonzi, Charles Lloyd, Bobby Watson, Kevin Mahogany, Herb Pomeroy, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Belden, Sonny Fortune, Sara Lazarus, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Tim Ries, Stephane Belmondo, Rick Margitza, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Harry Belafonte, among many others.In 1989, Amsallem's composition "Obstinated" was performed by the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, now known as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has since written, conducted and recorded big band music for the Köln Radio Jazz Orchestra (WDR), the Orchestre National de jazz (France), chamber cross-over music for the Prism Saxophone Quartet, Chicago's chamber ensemble Fulcrum Point and cross-over symphonic pieces as well as big band music for the Mancini Institute. He has taught or given workshops at New York's 92Y, Paris' CNSM, CRR, the Royal conservatory in Den Haag, and in Israel, Bulgaria, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland. His 1990 recording debut, "Out A Day", featuring Gary Peacock on bass and Bill Stewart on drums, was produced at the famous Clinton Recording Studios in Manhattan. He has recorded a total of 8 CDs under his name, and often performs all around the world (United States, Holland, Israël, Émirates, Algéria, China, South Africa, Portugal, South and Central America, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sénégal). Amsallem has received several distinguished awards including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in composition, the ASCAP award for Young composers, a FAJE Award (French American Jazz Exchange) and the Fondation de la Vocation Award from France. He toured throughout 2011 in South America, Europe and Asia. He performed at the Java Jazz Festival March 6–8, 2012.Franck's latest cd is a solo showcasing his singing along with his piano playing.His upcoming trio recording "Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II" where he again sings and plays will be published in 2014.He returned to Paris to live and work in 2001.
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  • Franck Amsallem (né en 1961 à Oran, alors en Algérie française), est un pianiste, arrangeur, compositeur et chanteur de jazz français.
  • Franck Amsallem (* 25. Oktober 1961 in Oran) ist ein französischer Jazz-Pianist und Komponist.
  • Franck Amsallem is an award-winning French jazz pianist, arranger, composer and also singer. He was born in 1961 in Oran, then in French Algeria, but grew up in Nice, France.He started learning the piano at age 7 and also took up the classical saxophone at the local conservatory. Early in his studies he was able to hear such artists as Thad Jones, Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Sonny Stitt and Stan Getz live at the Grande Parade du Jazz in Nice, France.
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