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Michael’s career: from his studies at the Conservatoire Superieure de Paris (CNSM) to his participation in the best jazz orchestras: Damon Brown, Jim Rotondi, Frank Lacy, Ludovic de Preissac, his eclecticism until the first concert Part of James Brown and finally his career as a leader and composer.



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

Concerts


  • Le 28/02/2020 : We Five feat. Jim Rotondi- Chevilly

    En quintet avec le virtuose Jim Rotondi (USA) trompettiste parmi les plus grands du hard bop.
    Jazz à Chevilly
    Salle Léo Ferré – 65, Avenue du Président F. Roosevelt – 94 – CHEVILLY-LARUE
    Adhésion annuelle : 10 € – Entrée : 10 € – Étudiants et apprentis : 5 €
    Entrée non adhérent : 20 € – Pas de réservation, places à la salle le jour même dès 20h
    Bar – Assiettes repas – Boissons


  • Le 02/03/2020 : Vandojam Sunset Paris

    Vandojam hommage à Round midnight (le film !) + jam session Sunset jazz club,
    special guest : Michel Pastre
    Paris, 60 rue des Lombards métro chatelet. 21h, gratuit. Come by and play !


  • Le 11/03/2020 : Cheret quartet invite SCOTT HAMILTON- Hot Club de Lyon

    Rdv pour une soirée swing avec ce quartet fabuleux pour accompagner la légende du jazz Scott Hamilton, avec à la rythmique Olivier Truchot, Andréa Michelutti et Brice Berrerd.

    Au Hot club, rue lanterne, Lyon, 20H30 (possibilité de réserver en ligne su le site du Hot club)


  • Le 12/03/2020 : 4tet à Lyon - Clef de Voute

    A la clef de voute, place Chardonnet à Lyon, 20H30 entrée libre.
    Un super quratet avec les potes qui swinguent : Andréa Michelutti, Olivier Truchot, Brice Berrerd.
    Ca va envoyer du blue note !!


  • Le 13/03/2020 : Avec Scott Hamilton Jazz Fola, Luynes

    Mon quartet au jazz club JAZZFOLA, invite le légendaire SCOTT HAMILTON pour une soirée sax ténor chaleureuse et swinguante.
    Jazz Fola près de Aix en provence 2422 Avenue Fortuné Ferrini, 13080 Luynes
    Réservation ici


  • Le 15/03/2020 : Baldet-Cheret invitent SCOTT HAMILTON à l’Atrium (38)

    J’ai l’honneur de jouer aux cotés du légendaire saxophoniste Scott Hamilton, concert jazz west coast standards et compo de Al Cohn - Zoot Sims avec à la rythmique Alain Riondet, Laurent Courtois et Eric Maiorino.
    17h
    L’Atrium :
    1ter rue du moulin, 38120 Fontanil-Cornillon, Rhone-Alpes.
    04 76 56 56 56
    Réservation conseillée+++