LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award
LetterOne and Air Artist Agency are proud to announce the winner of the “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award”:
Adrien is a French jazz pianist and composer born in Annecy in 1992. After having studied at the Conservatory of Nice and the Conservatoire de Paris with Robert Persi and Manuel Rocheman, he produced and released his first album ‘Euforia’ in 2018. Influenced by Michel Camilo, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, the young, award winning and highly versatile pianist is steeped in Jazz, Latin and Afro-Caribbean music and strives to combine traditional jazz with modern influences. On ‘Euforia’, Adrien displays great lyricism in his playing, combined with an urban pianistic approach.
The jury – consisting of radio host Alex Dutilh (France Musique: Open Jazz), Norwegian journalist Karen Frivik (NRK), Wulf Müller from ‘OKeh Records’ , England’s Jazz superstar Jamie Cullum and chaired by Mikhail Fridman – awarded Adrien with the “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” Europe Edition 2018. The jury said: “Yet again the “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” produced a list of 25 highly skilled and talented musicians who made it to the final round. Finding the winner was not an easy task but Adrien Brandeis convinced us with his outstanding musicianship and innovative approach. We are certain that we will hear a lot about him in the future.”