Elvin Bironien, Bassist / Composer

 

« French born Bassist/Composer Elvin Bironien is one of the most exciting bassist to happen onto the active World Music scene in recent years! » Bass Musician Magazine

 

Born on September 26, 1986, Elvin grew up in a family where Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Serge Gainsbourg or Salif Keita are usualy listened. It will allow him to awaken his artistic feeling and quickly become aware that music has no boundaries other than those of the spirit.

He started electric bass in self-taught at thirteen.

Curious and open, he quickly multiply musical experiences and collaborations in Jazz, Fusion, and “world Music” (west africa, Maghreb, Cuba, brazil, Antilles) to pop or RnB.

Coming from a mixed family, he will be interested in the Martinican Créole culture  of his maternal grandfather and very soon, Caribbean music will take a special place in his feelings of groove and rhythm.

He began to play with many artists of Toulouse city stage for several years and will be a member of the FDH trio with the pianist Thibaud Dufoy and the drummer Arnaud Dolmen.

Together, they participate in many events and contests: “Jazz à la Defense contest”, 1st Jury Prize of the Golden jazz Trophy etc…

In 2012 the album named “Le Free du hazard” (Feat. Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Mino Cinelu and Sonny Troupé) was released.

Living in Paris since 2014, he had the opportunity to quickly create a quartet with the pianist Grégory Privat, the guitarist Ralph Lavital and the drummer Pierre-Alain Tocanier with whom he recorded his compositions on A QUEST‘s record (Jazz Family/Socadisc) released in November 2016. The band evolved and became “The MAP” with Ricardo Izquierdo on saxophone and Adriano “DD” Tenorio on percussions.

Always ready for new adventures on stage or in studio, he continues to explore new horizons…

 

Festivals and concerts : 

Joe Zawinul’s Birdland (Austria), Guinness Jazz Festival (Irland), Festival International de Flûte et des Arts bédouins (Morocco), El Genaina (Egypt), Biguine Jazz Festival (Martinique)  Noches de Ramadan (Madrid) AFAC summer Festival (Berlin) Jazz en Nord, L’Astrada – Jazz In Marciac, CosmoJazz Festival, Jazz sur son 31, Jazz à Junas, Millau en Jazz, Les Folies bergères, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival Tempo Latino (Arènes Vic Fezensac), Baisé Salé, Le Nubia, Duc des Lombards, Sunside …

Collaborations :

Kanazoe Orkestra / SELKIES / PITAKPI /Malika ZARRA /Jean Philippe RYKIEL / Tony CHASSEUR / Manolin el medico /Maher BEAUROY / Abraham MANSFAROLL / Josiah WOODSON / Rémi VIGNOLO / Fernando DEL PAPA / Benoit SAUVE / Irving ACAO / Nenad GAJIN / Sonny TROUPE / Laurent COULONDRE / CONGA LIBRE / Solen SHAWEN / Tricia EVY / Initiative H / HEADBANGERS / Amen VIANA / Véronique HERMANN SAMBIN / Rachid ZEROUAL / Idylle MAMBA / Pape Amath N’DIAYE / Dj LOGILO / Tirso DUARTE / Solo CISSOKHO….