ALEXIS TCHOLAKIAN – JAZZ PIANIST & COMPOSER
Alexis, born in Paris in 1969, is a pianist currently residing in France where he has enjoyed a fair amount of notoriety over the past decade. He studied classical piano, until his teen years, with Huguette Agédérian (concert pianist / first prize of the Académie Marguerite Long). In 1990, he won a scholarship to study jazz at the famous « Berklee College of Music » in Boston. Back in France, he developed his jazz playing with the well known jazz master Bernard Maury, friend of Bill Evans and Michel Petrucciani.
Alexis Tcholakian has played in many venues in France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, Algéria, and often plays in Parisians jazz clubs (Petit Opportun, Sunset, Sunside, Petit Journal Montparnasse, Jazz Act, Caveau des Légendes, 7 Lézards, Opus Café, Franc-Pinot, Archipel …)
Alexis is also a sideman for many jazz singers in France.
Under his own name he has recorded 4 different trio CD’s ; released in 1996, 1998, 2004 and 2011, a solo piano CD « Search for Peace » released in april 2008, a solo piano DVD « Self portrait » (2008) and a Trio DVD « Play Time » (2010).
His lastest Trio CD « POETIC MEMORY Live @ The Sunside », was recorded live at the famous Sunside Jazz Club in Paris (released in november 2011 – Label : Aphrodite Records).
Alexis Tcholakian : Piano
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