The pianist Guillaume de Chassy has created a very unique musical identity, that escapes classifications. Former chemical engineer who grew up listening to Schubert and Louis Armstrong, de Chassy is a self taught improviser, immersed in both Thelonious Monk and Serge Prokofiev’s music and equally smitten with Charles Trenet’s and Cole Porter’s songs. He plays with sobriety and intensity, pays close attention to the melody and the refinement of his harmonies reflects his poetic and sensitive qualities.
He has played or recorded with: Paul Motian, Mark Murphy, Gian Luigi Trovesi, Rick Margitza, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu and many others.
Musician beyond borders, he collaborates with the classical music pianist Brigitte Engerer, with choir director Joel Suhubiette (for whom he wrote a Jazz Cantata), with the filmmaker Antoine Carlier or with flamenco dancer Ana Yerno.
Guillaume de Chassy performs all over France, Spain, Quebec, USA and Asia.
He is a recording artist for Beejazz Records.
His CD’s are always eagerly expected and warmly welcomed by the media.
Guillaume de Chassy holds a teaching degree in jazz and is a sought after professor. He manages the Jazz department of the town of Tours National School of Music.