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Michael Chéret was born in France in 1974

He studied saxophone at Paris Superior Conservatory with Francois JEANNEAU and with Adam Nussbaum, Richie Beirach, Johnny Griffin, Denis Chambers, Daniel Humair, Riccardo Del Fra, Kenny Wheeler…Then he had the chance to study with master Jerry Bergonzi.

After being a influent alto sax player in Paris for years, he is nowadays a main tenor sax player in France, givin’ a new soul to his music.
He also plays soprano sax, composes and teaches, and is a Vandoren Artist.
Now playing as a leader of his new quartet with guitar, for who he writes original music.

6 albums as a leader and composer.
He leads the great Vandojam, Jam-session of Paris at SUNSET jazz club, in partnership with Vandoren, once a month since 2005, more than 12 years !

Member of Jim Rotondi European jazz cats, he also plays with Damon BROWN (trumpet UK) , Franck Lacy (trombone USA) , Stephane Seva (French international crooner), he also plays with the greatest jazz musicians in France such as Ludovic De Preissac (from 2006 to 2014, albums realised in 2007, 2009 and 2012) and travel the world for concerts and masterclass (China tour 2014 and 2015, Saxophone summit in Palmela-Portugal- with Gary Smulyan and many more)

About the ALBUMS :

First album in 2003 : MUSIC inside MUSIC
With the new french generation of jazzmen : Benjamin Henocq, Diego Imbert , Emmanuel Duprey, Airelle Besson, Thomas Grimmonprez...And special guest Riccardo Del Fra.
The second album : "SERIOUS THINGS" in quintet, has been recorded in jan 2005 for Cristal Records and is still available on Michael’s website.
3rd album in 2012 : Manaverem, in witch he wrote songs for the lady singer Lou Tavano.

4th album in 2014 live in trio. Trio live vol 1, paying dues to Sonny Rollins.
5th album in 2015 : new compositions in quartet with guitar, named Together
6th album in 2016 : TRIO LIVE VOL 2. A trio without drums, around balads and bossa nova

albums as a sideman :

2006 : « le tentet au carré »
2007 : « retrouvailles » (Ludovic de Preissac)
2008 : “ to Franck and Ray ”(stephane Seva)
2009 : “west side suite” (Ludovic de Preissac)
2016 : Brooklin Bridge (José Caparros)
And more…

here with the great Ralph Moore


  • Le 29/08/2018 : concert des stagiaires à Voiron (38)

    Dans le cadre de mon stage de saxophone de Voiron, voici le concert des stagiaires + jam session ouverte à tous !
    Venez faire la fete avec les stagiaires sax et une rythmique pro.
    Auditorium de TSf, 180 Boulevard de Charavines, 38500 Voiron
    04 76 67 04 05 20h30, Entrée gratuite.

  • Le 30/08/2018 : Avec Francesco Bearzatti à Voiron

    Dans le cadre de mon stage de saxophone de Voiron, voici le concert de notre invité Francesco Bearzatti avec qui j’aurais plaisir à jouer en quintet
    Suivra une jam session ouverte à tous !
    Concert gratuit !! 20h30
    Auditorium de TSf, 180 Boulevard de Charavines, 38500 Voiron
    Possibilité d’assister en auditeur libre à sa master-class à 14h le jour meme, au meme endroit. 15 euros. (envoyez moi un mail)

  • Le 02/09/2018 : Art Pepper +11 festival des vents

    Dans le cadre du festival des vents à Morières lès avignon dimanche 2 septembre.
    Voir aussi l’article que nous avons eu aux Etats-Unis sur notre groupe.

  • Le 03/09/2018 : Vandojam Sunset Paris 3 sept.

    Vandojam hommage à Al Cohn + jam session Sunset jazz club,
    Special guest au premier set : Thomas Ibanez (sax)
    Paris, 60 rue des Lombards métro chatelet. 21h, gratuit. Come by and play !