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Here listed groups i have the chance to be part of, sometimes as a leader.
From 3 to 12 musicians, many styles from West coast jazz to compositions and some tributes, and groups with international great players.

Jim Rotondi European cats

Jim Rotondi, international trumpet jazz player, is on the jazz scene from more than 20 years, as a leader and as sideman of the greatest such as Ray Charles. His personal playing, powerfull and full of swing reminds the great Freddie Hubbard and all the jazz legends. He’s definitely part of the great jazz players.

Graduated of North Texas university, he win in 1984 International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Trumpet Competition.
Then he moves to New York and paly and record with great jazz players– Ray Charles big band, Lionel Hampton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bob Mintzer, and smaller combos such as Charles Earland, Lou Donaldson, Curtis Fuller et Joe Chambers. Jim actually leads two groups : a quintet with Joe Locke, and more electric Full House, with pianist David Hazeltine. He is a main member of the sextet One For All with Eric Alexander (saxophone), Steve Davis (trombone).
Jim took part in more than 70 albums such as Charles Earland’s on Highnote Records label

The European jazz cats is a quintet around Jim and his hard-bop modern music. The group has this typical New-york energy and the Blue note spirit. With André Michelutti, italian drummer we can also hear by side of the great Jerry Bergonzi, Olivier Truchot, pianist virtusoso, Brice Berrerd, powerfull and surprising bassist , and Michael Cheret, tenor sax in between tradition et modernity, with an intense sound, typical of the great tenors who he learned with.

Musiciens :

  • Jim Rotondi (trompette)
  • Michael Cheret (sax ténor)
  • Andréa Michelutti (batterie)
  • Olivier Truchot (piano)
  • Brice Berrerd (contrebasse)

Al Cohn Zoot Sims Tribute

Ivan Baldet and Michael Cheret plays the great compositions of Al Cohn, who wrote for 2 tenors especially for his friend Zoot Sims. Incredible music from two extraordinary tenors comtemporary of Coltrane and Rollins.

The music of the Al Cohn quintet, faithfully transcribed and played by the group, reveal all the originality and the elegance of these two tenors who were part of the « four brothers » , with Stan Getz . They were kings of the West coast jazz, creators of the jazz cool

Musiciens :

  • Ivan Baldet (sax tenor)
  • Michael Cheret (sax tenor)
  • Olivier Truchot (piano)
  • Erwan Bonin (batterie)
  • Brice Berrerd (contrebasse)
Ivan Baldet Quintet
Video et montage Francois Dardelet
Ivan Baldet feat. Michael Cheret « Wailing Boat »
Video et montage Francois Dardelet


  • Le 28/09/2017 : concert-évènement- Lyon

    Soirée magique à venir puisque nous aurons le plaisir de jouer avec le pianiste René Urtreger (Miles Davis, Chert Baker...) dans le superbe et nouveau club Bémol 5 à Lyon
    Réservation conseillée...

  • Le 29/09/2017 : Lyon René Urtreger

    Seconde soirée au Bémol 5 en quintet avec René Urtreger.
    réservation conseillée !

  • Le 02/10/2017 : Vandojam Sunset Paris

    Vandojam hommage à Horace Silver + jam session Sunset jazz club,
    Special guest au premier set : Simon Wyrsch.
    Paris, 60 rue des Lombards métro chatelet. 21h, gratuit. Come by and play !

  • Le 07/10/2017 : Uriage-Patio Andalou

    En quintet avec mon ami Ivan Baldet le 7 octobre au Patio andaluz ! Swing
    Réservez pour diner.
    1598 route de Gières - Le Sonnant
    38410 Uriage
    Téléphone 04 76 41 93 18

  • Le 30/10/2017 : Vandojam Paris

    Hommage à Jackie Mc Lean+ jam
    De la super musique Blue note relevée pour l’occasion !
    Sunside jazz club, 60 rue des Lombards Paris, 21H00 entrée libre/conso