DAVID TIXIER TRIO
The three members of the trio colour and explore the compositions written by David Tixier. Unity, energy and surprise are the key words of this project.
Each of those musicians are awarded by the famous French National Award of La Défense Jazz Festival (Paris); Jeremy Bruyère on bass, Lada Obradovic on drums, and David Tixier on piano.
Their new album "Because I Care" invites David Linx (vocals) and is telling the story about Icarus' Myth throughout eight original compositions and a cover of Neil Young's "Old Man" arranged by the trio.
The first album of the band entitled "Universal Citizen" was recorded in November 2017 in New York City and features guests artists Mike Moreno & Sachal Vasandani.
Created in February 2016, the David Tixier Trio has played among many venues and festivals such as Sunside-Sunset in Paris, Sala Clamores in Madrid, Alexander Platz Jazz Club in Rome, at B-Flat Jazz Club in Berlin, at Satchmo Jazz Club, Maribor, at Jazz En Ville Festival 2016, and Jazz En Baie Festival 2016, France, JazzOo Festival, Jakobstad in Finland, Cully Jazz Festival, in Switzerland, and others.
DAVID TIXIER (PIANO)
David Tixier is a French piano player established in France.
He is the leader of the David Tixier Trio (Universal Citizen, feat. Mike Moreno & Sachal Vasandani, Label Neuklang), and has a project in solo, the David Tixier Piano Solo (The Giant Corners, Label Unit Records). He is co-leading the multi-awarded project Obradovic-Tixier Duo alongside Lada Obradovic on the drums (Label Cristal Records, Naim).
In 2015, David was a semi-finalist of the Montreux Piano Solo Competition, with Yaron Herman as head of the Jury, and a semi-finalist of the UBS Public Prize organised by Montreux Jazz Festival. The same year, he won the 2nd prize of the Monaco Jazz Soloists competition 2015. In 2018, he won the 1st price of the JazzHaus competition in Freiburg, Germany, the 1st price of Jazz A Vienne with the Obradovic-Tixier Duo, and the 1st price of the "Révélations 2018" of Jazz Au Phare, on the island of Ré, France. The same year the duo won the 1st price of Colmar Jazz Festival. In 2019, he won the National Prize of La Défense Jazz Festival, France, with the Obradovic-Tixier Duo.
JEREMY BRUYÈRE (DOUBLE BASS)
Jeremy Bruyere from Paris is an acclaimed classical and jazz bassist, bandleader, performer, music educator, and composer who has performed with the likes of Orchestre National de Lyon, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Orchestre Colonne, Orchestra of Europe, Gustave Mahler Jugendorchester, les musiciens du Louvre and recently became principal bassist at Geneva Camerata. As a jazz bassist, he has played, recorded, and toured with many great musicians, including but not limited to Thomas Enhco, Jacky Terrasson, Baptiste Trotignon, Laurent Coulondre, Cyrille Aimée, Minino Garay, Ibrahim Maalouf, Nancy Harms, Nicolas Folmer, Rick Marguiza, Mike Moreno, Ary Hoenig, Joel Frahm, Eric Harland, Antonio Sanchez, Taylor Eigsti, Sachal Vasandani, Stephane Huchard, Jeremy Pelt, Tigran Hamassyan, just to name a few.
LADA OBRADOVIC (DRUMS)
Lada Obradovic is a Croatian jazz drummer and composer. After finishing bachelor drums performance program at Academy of Graz, Austria, she earned a masters degree of performance jazz drums at University of Bern in Switzerland. Besides French piano player David Tixier she is a co-leader of "Obradovic-Tixier Duo", multi awarded duo project born in 2016 (1st price Jazz À Vienne 2018, 1st price Jazz Au Phare 2018, 1st price Colmar Jazz Festival 2018, 1st price La Défense Jazz Festival 2019). In 2019 she got unanimously the price of the “best instrumentalist” during the “42nd National Contest of La Défense Jazz Festival”. She is involved in charity projects, and in 2018 she started a new charity fundraiser using her own designed shoes “StartAs You Are”. Lada is a "Bay Custom Drums” and “TRX Cymbals” artist. She designed the first Jazz Series of TRX cymbals called CLS. In 2019, Lada started to work on a Netflix series “The Eddy” with the Oscar awarded movie director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and the Grammy awarded composer Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette) among others.