Romain Collin

Jon Weber, NPR’s host, described Romain Collin as “a visionary composer and an extraordinary jazz pianist” and the Boston Globe called him “among the leading lights in a new breed jazz players”. Romain Collin continues his “highly personal and contemporary vision” (A blog Supreme, NPR), which combines the traditions of improvisation, sound designing, classical music, and the tradition of improvisation. C!ollin is about to release Press Enter, his third album and debut on ACT. He continues to develop a distinctive sound that has made his mark both on the New York music scene as well as international. Romain, a French native, arrived in the US on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 2004 to study performance and Music Synthesis. Romain Collin was awarded a full scholarship at Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in 2007. He was the pianist of an ensemble selected by Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock. Romain was able to travel internationally with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, as well as share the stage with Jimmy Heath and Marcus Miller. He also studied with Wynton Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Wynton Maralis, Russell Ferrante and Charlie Haden. Collin’s debut album as a leader, “The Rise and Fall Of Pipokuhn” (Fresh Sound Records) was released in 2009. The record is described as an “incrediblely mature and ambitious debut that secures Collin as a placeholder for the continued evolution of the great tradition of the piano trio” by All About Jazz. David Adler, New York Jazz Critic, included the album on his list of 2009’s most notable debuts. The Rise and Fall of Pipokuhn was distributed internationally. It received radio airplay in France, Japan, and the USA, including a special feature for WNYC Culture. Collin joined a long list of luminaries, including Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Ray Charles, or Norah Jones. He was also invited by Marian McPartland, a legendary pianist, to her Piano Jazz program on NPR, to play s!olo piano and talk about his artistic vision. Collin’s second album, The Calling (Palmetto), was released in 2012. Matt Pierson (Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman) produced the record. It features a powerful rhythm section featuring rising stars Kendrick and Luques Curtis as drums and bass respectively. The Calling was described by JazzEd Magazine as “a tour de force which showcases Collin’s strengths as an accomplished composer, virtuoso piano player of the highest order”, and as “a work worthy of being kept onto for generations to follow” (Eric Sandler and The Revivalist). Romain is currently based in NYC and performs with his band at major festivals and venues across the country. Romain is a leader and continues to explore musical genres side-by. He performs and/or records alongside such artists as Gregoire Maret (Sony), Christian McBride (ObliqSound), Gregoire Maret (Sony), Gregoire Maret), Lauryn Hill (Columbia), Tim Green, TrueMelody), Tim Green (TrueMelody), and Joe Sanders (Criss cross). Romain also composed orchestral scores for motion pictures, including Le Bresil par la Cote, Ombline de la Grandiere’s Five-part feature document, 2014), Les Airventuriers, Vlada Subotic’s About Me (2010) and Gleb Osatinski’s award winning Pisces of an Unconscious Mind (2011), The House at the Edge of The Galaxy (2013). Yaara Sumeruk’s Ringo (2012), Parliamo Italieno (2013). From

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