Franck Amsallem

The 2019 Itinerary

    • 08 Oct.
    • Paris Sacha Boutros Quintet
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 29 Oct.
    • Paris Franck Amsallem Quartet
    • Sunside Jazz Club
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    • 06 Nov
    • NYC Duo w/Johannes Weidenmuller
    • Mezzrow
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    • 8,9 Nov
    • NYC Sacha Boutros Quartet
    • Kitano
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    • 10 Nov
    • Nyack, NY Sacha Boutros Quartet
    • Maureen's jazz cellar
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    • 16 Nov
    • Paris solo "At Barloyd" release
    • Sunside Jazz Club
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    • 16 Nov
    • Paris After-hours
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 21 Nov
    • Paris Dimitri Vassilakis Quartet
    • Goethe Institut
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    • 11 Dec
    • Jazz-Club Annecy Franck Amsallem Quartet
    • Hotel Novel
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    • 21 Dec
    • Antibes Duo w/Sacha Boutros
    • Chez Bernie
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    • 31 Dec.
    • Paris Sacha Boutros Quintet
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 16 Mar
    • Paris After-hours w/Hermon Mehari
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 22 Mar
    • Paris Duo w/Mathias Allamane
    • Hotel Lutetia
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    • 30 Mar
    • Paris After-hours w/Rick Margitza
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 13,20 Apr
    • Paris After-hours
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 16 Apr
    • Paris Duo w/Sacha Boutros
    • Cafe Laurent
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    • 17 Apr
    • Paris Bjorn Ingelstam Quartet
    • Cercle Suedois
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    • 24 Apr
    • NYC Duo w/Alex Claffy
    • Mezzrow
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    • 16 May
    • Paris Aya Ishida Quintet
    • Sunside
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    • 18 May
    • Neuilly-Plaisance (93) Trio w/C. Benarroch
    • le Piano Solo
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    • 25 May
    • Paris After-hours
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 31 May
    • C.C. Sonis, Guadeloupe Solo & Duo
    • Festival de Piano
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    • 12 June
    • Paris Pete Horsfall Quintet
    • Sunside Jazz Club
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    • 28,29 June
    • Paris After-hours at the Duc des Lombards
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 29 June
    • Paris Gabrielle Rachel quartet
    • Baiser Salé, 19h
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    • 30 June
    • Paris Bjorn Ingelstam swingtet
    • La Bellevilloise
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      • 05,06 July
      • Paris After-hours at the Duc des Lombards
      • Duc des Lombards
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      • 13 July
      • Paris After-hours at the Duc des Lombards
      • Duc des Lombards
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      • 27 July
      • Paris After-hours at the Duc des Lombards
      • Duc des Lombards
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      • 2,3 Aug
      • Paris After-hours w/Jon Boutellier
      • Duc des Lombards
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      • 08 Aug
      • Paris Duo w/Sacha Boutros
      • Cafe Laurent
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      • 24 Aug
      • Paris After-hours
      • Duc des Lombards
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      • 31 Aug
      • Paris After-hours
      • Duc des Lombards
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      • 8-10 Sept
      • Douro River Trio + Sacha Boutros & Irving Acao
      • MS GIL EANES
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      • 7,11,13 Sept
      • Douro River Trio
      • MS GIL EANES
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      • 12 Sept
      • Douro River Trio + Hetty Kate
      • MS GIL EANES
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      • 28 Sept
      • Paris After-hours w/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.

Soon to come in Sep. 2019, "Gotham Goodbye", featuring his regular quartet, a much anticipated release 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.

Discography

Gotham Goodbye

2019

with Irving Acao, Viktor Nyberg and Gautier Garrigue

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AT BARLOYD

2018

(Jazz&people) Solo

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Sings Vol.2

2014

Franck Amsallem piano, vocals, Sylvain Romano, bass, Karl Jannuska, drums.

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Amsallem Sings

2009

Franck Amsallem piano, vocals.

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A Week in Paris

2005

Franck Amsallem piano, Elisabeth Kontomanou (vocals, Stephane Belmondo (tp)

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SUMMER TIMES

2003

(Sunnyside, Nocturne) with Johannes Weidenmuller and Joe Chambers

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On Second Thought

2000

with Marc Miralta, Johannes Weidenmuller and Tim Ries

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Years Gone By

1998

with Daniel Humair, Riccardo Del Fra and Tim Ries

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IS THAT SO

1996

(Sunnyside) with Tim Ries and Leon Parker

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Regards

1993

(Freelance) with Tim Ries, Scott Colley and Bill Stewart.

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Out A Day

1992

(OMD) with Gary Peacock and Bill Stewart.

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NY STORIES

1993

(Blue Note) with Danny Gatton, Bobby Watson, Joshua Redman and Roy Hargrove.

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