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Bruno Tocanne

For the past 20 years, musician, teacher, activist Bruno Tocanne has been a catalyst for jazz and improvised music, bringing together some of the most creatice musicians on the french and international scenes. Bruno’s travels around the globe have resulted in musical encounters with Dave Burell (USA), Yuri Kusnetsov (Ukr), Vladimir Volkov (Russia), Russ Johsnon (USA), Quinsin Nachoff (Canada), Russ Lossing (USA), Samuel Blaser (CH), Itaru Oki (Japan), Louis Sclavis (Fr)…

Leader or co leaser of many projects like :”Over The Hills” (from Carla Bley’s Opera “Escalator Over Ther Hill”) “Sea Song(e)s”, Bruno Tocanne “In a suggestive way”, Resistances trio…

Born in Paris, he began his studies in drums with the drummer Jean Louis Méchali, jazz an improvisation in playing in the Manuel Villaroel, Patricio Villaroel and Steve Lacy workshops.

Played in many International Festivals and clubs all around the world, like : Montreal Jazz Festival, Ljubjana Jazz Festival, Zagreb Jazz Festival, Hong Kong Jazz Festival, Jarasum Jazz Festival (Korea), Odessa Jazz Festival, Guangzhou World and Jazz Festival (China), Euro Jazz Iasi (Romania), Ulan Ude – Krasnoiarsk… (Siberia) – Jazz clubs in Toronto and Ottawa (Canada), Shenzhen (China), Moscow… – In France : Grenoble Jazz Festival, Nevers Jazz Festival, Paris Jazz Festival, Nîmes Jazz Festival, Europa Jazz Festival, Reims Jazz Festival… In most of the Jazz clubs in France, in Paris : Sunset, Sunside, Duc des Lombards, Petit Opportun, New Morning… Tours in Ireland, Maroc, Canada, Tunisia, Senegal, China, Korea, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Ukrainia, Ex – Yougoslavia, Romania, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany…

“A munificent, subtle and lavish drummer !” Jazz Magazine

“Bruno Tocanne is to his drums and cymbals what a japanese calligrapher is to his art….” Liberation

“A catalyst of ideas and emotions” France Musique