Fidel Fourneyron

Fidel Fourneyron was born in southwestern France. He moved to Paris to finish his jazz and improvised music training at the Conservatoire in 2006. He met people and groups that influenced his aesthetic and future collaborations. These included the COAX, UMLAUT collectives and les Vibrants Defricheurs, with whom he continues to work regularly. Fidel enjoys improvisation as part of the National Orchestra for Creation, Experimentation, and Musical Improvisation. He also worked with Ensemble Hodos. Fidel was spotted by some of the most prominent names in contemporary jazz, including Marc Ducret, who asked him to join his Real Thing #3 Sextet. Fidel joined Olivier Benoit’s Orchestre National de Jazz (in 2014). He was also a guest musician in the French quintet Papanosh, which paid tribute to Charles Mingus with Roy Nathanson (Lounge Lizards). Fidel is frequently invited to perform solo (European Youth Jazz Orchestra and MGH Orkestar), as well as being asked for masterclasses by Conservatories of Poitiers (Tarbes, Blois or Angouleme) and Dijon’s Tribu Festival. He has been leading the Fanfare du Carreau du Temple, an amateur orchestra of 40 musicians. For which he created a new repertoire. He is part of the trio “Un Poco Loco”, which reinterprets 1950s songs with elegance and humor. Their debut album, entitled “Un Poco Loco”, was released by the Umlaut Records label in November 2014. It was also included in Jazz Migration’s 2015-2016 tour program. Fidel is also a solo musician. His work is recorded on High Fidelity, a record coming out in the fall of 2015. from

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