Born in Paris, Michel started playing guitar when he was 15, mainly studying with Thierry Garcia, Pierre Jean Gaucher and Pierre Cullaz. He also learned saxophone and piano.
Michel writes music for shows (theatre), TV reports, and composes song arrangements. He is known for his pariticpation in the original band of the successful film “Tout ce qui brille,” starring Géraldine Nakache in 2010. He collaborated with a number of great artists: Herbie Hancock, Marc Copland, Terri Lyne Carrington, Michael Rodriguez, Benn Williams, and Nguyen Le. In 2011, his quintet received the award for Best Album of the Year from the Academy of Jazz.
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Michel El MalemComposition / Saxophones