David Prez

Biography

Saxophonist and composer, David Prez was born in Lyon, where he spent his formative years at the Music Conservatory. He also studied in New York City with David Liebman, Michael Brecker and Jerry Bergonzi to name a few.

Currently living in Paris, David is the founder of the Paris Jazz Underground Collective & Recording label and has released 5 albums as a leader « Awakening », « New Life », « David Prez & Romain Pilon Group I & II » and « Paris Jazz Underground ».  

Much sought-after and appreciated as a sideman, he is also a reputed music & jazz educator. 

David has performed with many artists like Bill Stewart, Jeff Ballard, Vincent Bourgeyx, Matt Penman, Obed Calvaire, David Liebman, Sandro Zerafa, Romain Pilon, Laurent Coq, Philippe Soirat, Yoni Zelnik, Joe Sanders, Tam de Villiers, Pierre de Bethman, Keziah Jones, Nikki Yanofsky … 

Highlights from past performances include tours in various international festivals and Jazz scenes such as Jazz à Vienne, L’Olympia, Festival Show of Hands (Iran), MIDEM de Cannes, Le Printemps de Bourges, Malta Fringe Jazz Festival, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Bancko Jazz Festival (Bulgarie), Trova Festival (Cuba), Deer Head Inn (USA), Cargo (London), Beyrouth Jazz Festival (Lebanon), Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Sao José dos Campos, Recife & Itajai Festival (Brazil)...

As a bandleader, David is currently leading is own trio with Fred Pasqua and Matyas Szandai, and a duet with pianist Vincent Bourgeyx. 

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