Lectures on improvisation, and on composition as a tool to devellop your improvisation.

Developing your own voice. What to work on and how to work on it.

Piano masterclasses. Topics include:

. Building, consolidating or refining a piano technique. How to really practice and improve your scales and arpeggios. Special emphasis on tone production.

. Comping, harmony and rhythm. The piano in the rhythm section.

. A specific chapter on vocal accompanying. How to play for singers and their repertoire.

. Jazz arranging and composition, a workshop on modern big band writing

. Small ensemble trio to quintet with original material, jazz standards, and oral teaching and dictation.

. Large ensemble (big band) coaching. Original music in the Thad Jones-Bob Brookmeyer vein.

This music and other arrangements have been recorded by the WDR Jazz Orchestra.

NB: I also teach thru skype.


Solo piano (various programs, Monk, Gershwin, Strayhorn) Solo piano + vocals.

CD "Amsallem Sings" (2009)

Trio w/Viktor Nyberg and Gautier Garrigue

All-original program

Plays Billy Strayhorn

Plays Thelonious Monk

Plays George Gershwin

Duo with vocalists Sara Lazarus, Melanie Dahan, Judy Niemack,

Trio piano + vocals. New CD "Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II" (2014)

Trio and guests: Rick Margitza, Stephane Belmondo, Irving Acao,

Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Ries (from the Rolling Stones band), Sylvain Beuf,

Olivier Ker Ourio, and vocalists Sara Lazarus, Judy Niemack, Melanie Dahan.

Also on special request: Andy Middleton, Walt Weiskopf, Jerry Bergonzi, Dan Block, Frank Griffith.

Larger Band

Nonet "A Cool Birth". Birth of the cool and originals.

Big band music-all original material- in the Thad Jones/Brookmeyer/Bill Holman/Johnny Mandel vein

"Nuits", music for string orchestra and jazz quartet -5 part suite- a demanding endeavor for ambitious conductor or orchestra.

"Bud will be back shortly", for string orchestra and jazz soloist

"Place du Temps", chamber music w/a jazz tinge (instrumentation: piano, percussion, trumpet, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello)

"Sax Summit", with Irving Acao, Sylvain Beuf & Pierrick Pedron