Portrait of David Tixier by the Montreux Jazz TV 2015
La Défense Jazz Festival 42nd National Contest,
Jazz A Vienne Festival
International JazzHaus Piano Solo Competition 2018,
International Jazz Soloist Competition of Monaco 2015,
Parmigiani Piano Solo
Montreux Jazz Festival
David Tixier is a French piano player, arranger and composer, born in 1989.
After being in Paris to graduate a Diploma of Music Studies (DEM) at the Conservatoire de Paris (CRR), with as piano professor Benjamin Moussay, he worked, played, and have learned with great Jazz musicians such as Bob Mintzer, Eric Watson, Giovanni Mirabassi, Frank Amsalem or Dado Moroni.
He continued studies in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a Bachelor in Jazz Composition, and a Master in Performance, with as piano professor Emil Spanyi at the HEMU.
He played with the New York Voices, Chico Freeman, Sandy Patton, George Robert, Julian Argüelles, François Lindemann, Vinz Vonlanthen, Prabhu Edouard, Sangoma Everett, Guillaume Perret, Amine & Hamza and many more.
In a complete other style, he's collaborated with the outstanding lyrical singer Carlos Mena for the recording of the album "Under The Shadow" with the Disfonik Orchestra released under the prestigious Mirare French Label.
In 2018, he graduated a second Master in Jazz Pedagogy at the HKB in Bern, Switzerland. During that time he's learned aside great piano players as Malcolm Braff, Django Bates, Colin Vallon, Bill Carothers, Aki Takase and outside the HKB with Shai Maestro.
LEADER & PROJECTS
David Tixier was the co-leader and keyboard/piano player of the Swiss trio LESS THAN FOUR since 2013 until 2016,
In 2013, the trio acts in one scene of the Swiss/French movie L' Amour Est Un Crime Parfait from the Larrieu's Brothers,
He led also the "Humain Trop Humain Collective" from 2014 to 2016, sponsored by the Montreux Casino Barrière Foundation,
In May 2015, he creates his own piano solo project, and invites in March 2016 for a couple of original songs the American singer Sachal Vasandani for the album "Substantial Existence, The Giant Corners", (see section "Solo")
He participated in the international Parmiginai piano solo contest 2015 organised by the Montreux Jazz Festival and won 2 videos productions by the Montreux Jazz TV as a Montreux Jazz Live Artist.
In February 2016, Tixier started his new acoustic trio project, the "David Tixier Trio", with Lada Obradovic on drums and Jeremy Bruyere on bass.
The David Tixier Trio has recorded its first album "Universal Citizen" in New York, with Mike Moreno and Sachal Vasandani as guests, mixed and mastered by Ziv Ravitz, under the label Neuklang, (see section "Trio")
Couple of month after, with Lada Obradovic, they created the Obradovic-Tixier Duo which encounters a great success everywhere in the world during their miscellaneous tours (see section "Duo"),
In his career, Tixier has collaborated with some of the most famous American Jazz artists of the moment, such as Sachal Vasandani and Mike Moreno.
As a sideman, David Tixier participates in the Lada Obradovic Project, and was a part of the Pairs et Impairs 7tet of the Swiss bass player Patrick Perrier, in the Red Sun & Baiju Bhatt (album feat. Nguyen Lê), in the Carlos Mena & The Disfonik Orchestra, and in the Valentin Conus 5tet (opening for Shai Maestro Trio at Chateau Rouge, Annemasse, France) in the past few years.
In March 2017, Tixier releases his new piano solo album "The Giant Corners" featuring Sachal Vasandani, the album was in the Neue Album Bestseller on iTunes and under the label Unit Records (see section "Solo Press"),
In May 2018, "Universal Citizen" got released under the German label Neuklang and was well congratulated by the Jazz critics such as HiFi Stars, Jazz Podium, Jazz'n More, Piano News among others, (see section "Trio Press ")