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 we listened as well: Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Serge Gainsbourg or Salif Keita. This 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 to the world, he finds himself very quickly to multiply musical experiences and collaborations going mainly from 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 Creole culture from Martinique of his maternal grandfather and very soon, Caribbean music will take a special place in his way of designing the groove and the rhythm.

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

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

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

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

As part, he builds a sideman career and has the chance to play with many artists.


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 / 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….