Jeremy Bruyere of 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. 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, Nicolas Folmer, Rick Marguiza, Mike Moreno, Ary Hoenig, Joel Frahm, Eric Harland, Antonio Sanchez, Taylor Eigsti, Sachal Vasandani, Stephane Huchard, Jeremy Pelt just to name a few.
eremy along with the Belleville Jazz Records
Label will release his debut album, "Pictures"
in the curse of November 2016. His first attempt as a composer on pianist Laurent Coulondre
sophomore album, Opus 2
with the upcoming album, Pictures
is a collection of new works reflecting his wide-ranging musical interests as well as his growth as a musician, improviser and composer. Says Bruyere, “This new music somehow reflects these two years that I spent in New York City, willing to someday start recording my tunes with my own band. Luckily this group is constituted of astonishing musicians, and they happen to also be great friends (Laurent COULONDRE, Maxime BERTON & Arthur ALARD). Being a versatile musicians, constantly alternating between the orchestral playing and the "so called" wide ranged Jazz genre, I think I have matured as a composer and I am better able to deliver my ideas to my fans and hopefully to a new and expanding audience”
Native of Lyon, France, and born September 1985, Jeremy Bruyere has evolved as a musician first as a student in the finest music programs and currently on the bandstand in renown jazz ensembles and classical orchestras. Despite the fact that he started playing double bass only when he was eighteen, his skills grew up quickly and successfully become a highly thought after musician, primarily called for his versatility and steadiness.
e has had many mentors and teachers who have taught him along the way. His main mentor, Bernard CAZAURAN was principal bassist of the Orchestre de Paris and guided Jeremy during his Bachelor and Masters classical program at Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon
, which he successfully passed with the Summa Cum Laude in 2011. Though these were strictly classical lessons this gave him the tools and discipline he would need in the future.
He already had studied a little jazz here and there on bass and guitar since he was sexteen, so he naturally kept a huge interested in developing his jazz skills, even while seriously studying classical music. Hence he started playing jazz with the finest jazzmen and bands in his area (Lyon) and as gigs and jam sessions rolled, Jeremy's name was heard more widely.
n 2011, he had attended two consecutive years to the Siena Jazz Workshops where he received lessons from great musicians, including but not limited to Scott Colley, Avishai Cohen (tp), Jeremy Pelt, Eric Harland, Drew Gress, Reuben Rodgers and Anders Jormin. At that point he had graduated from CNSMD of Lyon and decided to move to New York City. Luckily, he managed to win many scholarships, such as the Fulbright, Eubie Blake, Adami, Bleustein Blanchet, ADAMI
in order to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
. There he had lessons with Ari Hoenig, Matt Penman, Johanes Weindemuller, Andy Milne, Dave Glasser, David Schnitter, Hal Galper, Kirk Nurrock, Joann Braken,
just to name a few.
ack in Paris since 2013, beside being involved in the projects mentioned above he also composes and produces music for documentaries and gives master classes from time to time at the Centre de Musique Didier Lockwood
Finally, he has developed a passion for photography, which leads him to appear as photographer for many artists cover, reportages and so on. Part of his work can be seen on this web site as well.