Franck Amsallem

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  • 2-4 Jan

    Paris Sacha Boutros + Guests
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    10 Jan

    Paris After-hours w/Viktorija Gecyte
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    11 Jan

    Paris After-hours w/Jon Boutellier
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    17 Jan

    Paris After-hours w/Olga Amelchenko
    Duc des Lombards

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    27 Jan

    Paris Duo w/Sacha Boutros
    Cafe Laurent

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  • 1 Feb

    Paris After-hours w/Irving Acao
    Duc des Lombards

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    7 Feb

    Liverpool (UK) w/Frank Griffith Quartet
    Sefton Park Cricket Club

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    8 Feb

    Southport (UK) w/Frank Griffith & Tina May
    Southport Jazz fest

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    8 Feb

    Liverpool (UK) w/Frank Griffith Quartet
    Ma Boyles

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    12 Feb

    Paris Bjorn Ingelstam Quartet
    Cercle Suedois

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    21 Feb

    Lausanne Franck Amsallem Quartet
    Chorus

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    29 Feb

    St Malo Solo Amsallem Sings
    Jazz à l'Etage

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  • 16 Apr.

    Seine River Trio Amsallem + Denise King
    MS AMADEUS

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    17 & 20 Apr.

    Seine River Trio Amsallem + Sacha Boutros
    MS AMADEUS

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    18 Apr.

    Seine River Peter Horsfall "Tribute to Louie"
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    19 Apr.

    Seine River Trio + Hermon Mehari
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  • 22-26 June

    La Reunion Masterclasses
    CRR La Reunion

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  • 2 & 3 Aug

    Paris After-hours w/Jon Boutellier
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    8 Aug

    Paris Duo w/Sacha Boutros
    Cafe Laurent

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    24 Aug

    Paris
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    31 Aug

    Paris
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  • 8 & 10 Sept

    Douro River Trio + Sacha Boutros & Irving Acao
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    7,11 & 13 Sept

    Douro River Trio
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    12 Sept

    Douro River Trio + Hetty Kate
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    28 Aug

    Paris After-hours w/Jon Boutellier
    Duc des Lombards

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  • 08 Oct

    Paris Sacha Boutros Quintet
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    29 Oct

    Paris Franck Amsallem Quartet
    Sunside Jazz Club

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  • 6 Nov

    NYC Duo w/Johannes Weidenmuller
    Mezzrow

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    8, 9 Nov

    NYC Sacha Boutros Quartet
    Kitano

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    16 Nov

    Paris solo "At Barloyd" release
    Sunside Jazz Club

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    16 Nov

    ParisAfter-hours
    Duc des Lombards

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    21 Nov

    Paris Dimitri Vassilakis Quartet
    Goethe Institut

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  • 13 Dec

    Paris Paris Jazz Sessions
    Caveau de la Huchette

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    16 Dec

    Paris After-hours "You and The Night"
    Salle Pleyel

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    21 Dec

    Antibe Duo w/Sacha Boutros
    Chez Bernie

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    16 Nov

    Paris After-hours with Jon Boutellier
    Duc des Lombards

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The Short Story

Franck Amsallem is an acclaimed international jazz pianist, playing, recording, and composing for over 40 years. A multi-talented musician, Franck is also much in demand as a composer/arranger, singer, and educator.

Franck has recorded ten CDs under his name and a major collaboration, "New York Stories," with Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and Danny Gatton on Blue Note USA. While living in New York City, Franck played as a sideman with Gerry Mulligan, Charles Lloyd, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Chambers, Maria Schneider, Kevin Mahogany and Harry Belafonte as well as Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, Rick Margitza, Tim Ries, and Blood Sweat and Tears.

Franck is the recipient of major awards (NEA composition fellowship, Great American Jazz Piano Competition, ASCAP award, Fondation de la Vocation, FACE cultural exchange) in both the U.S. and France.

In 1992 Franck released "Out a Day", an award-winning trio cd with Gary Peacock and Bill Stewart, praised by many jazz magazines all over the world. This recording established him as an in-demand jazz pianist in NYC, as well as a composer to watch. He has since played many of the most important festivals throughout Europe, including Pori, Molde, Red Sea, North Sea, Paris, Nice, Vienne, and Antibes/Juan-les-Pins.

As a composer, he has been commissioned by the WDR Jazz Orchestra, the National Jazz Orchestra of France (O.N.J.), and The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. His composition "Nuits" for string orchestra and jazz quartet has been performed many times with various soloists. Other commissions include "Place Du Temps" for chamber orchestra, "The Farewell" for the PRISM saxophone quartet and "Brooding" for solo piano (2013).

In 2009, Franck released "Amsallem Sings", showcasing his talents as a pianist-singer, featuring 12 songs from the Great American Songbook. "Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II" followed, a trio opus recorded in Paris. Franck was recently part of "At Barloyd", a 9 cds boxset showcasing nine of the best French jazz pianists.

Just released in Sep. 2019, "Gotham Goodbye", featuring his regular quartet, has already garnered superb reviews on the jazz&people label.

The Longer Story

En bref

Pianiste, compositeur et chanteur Franck Amsallem a enregistré 10 CDs sous son nom, passé vingt ans aux Etats Unis et accompagné Gerry Mulligan, Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider et Harry Belafonte, ainsi que Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, Rick Margitza, Tim Ries, et Blood Sweat and Tears.

En 1992 il remporte le 2e prix au Jacksonville Great American Jazz Piano Competition et publie son premier cd "Out a Day" avec Gary Peacock and Bill Stewart. Cet enregistrement très rbien noté par la critique va l'établir comme l'un des pianistes qui compte à NYC, et comme un compositeur remarqué. Il s'est depuis produit sous son nom dans les plus grands festivals de jazz partout dans le monde.

Parallèlement il mene un carrière de compositeur pour big band, notamment avec le WDR, pour orchestre à cordes et orchestre de chambre, et pour divers solistes.

En 2002, Franck se réinstalle en France et enregistre "Summer Times", puis "A Week in Paris”.

Jazzman et Jazz Magazine saluent une nouvelle fois très chaudement ces opus. En parallèle, Franck joue régulièrement et enregistre avec des musiciens comme Tim Ries, Rick Margitza et Jerry Bergonzi, ainsi que les chanteuses Sara Lazarus, Elisabeth Kontomanou et Mélanie Dahan.

Ces dernières années, le Pérou, le festival JazzaVienne, et des concerts en Israël, Hollande, Turquie, Lituanie, Algérie et en Amérique du Sud étaient au programme.

Deux cds vocaux "Amsallem Sings" et "Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II" ont mis en valeur ses talents de pianiste-chanteur sur des mélodies du Great American Songbook.

En 2018, il fait partie du magnifique coffret de neuf cds "At Barloyd" regroupant neuf des meilleurs pianistes de jazz français jouant en solo.

Son nouvel opus "Gotham Goodbye" est sorti en septembre 2019, un enregistrement de musique originale pour son nouveau quartet, mettant en lumiere ses compositions interprétées par le saxophoniste cubain Irving Acao, sur le label participatif jazz&people.

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