Various lectures on improvisation and composition, and on composition as a tool for 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.

. 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/Sylvain Romano and Karl Jannuska

All-original program

Plays Billy Strayhorn

Plays Thelonious Monk

Plays Gershwin

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

Duo with vocalists Sara Lazarus, Melanie Dahan, Sacha Boutros,

harmonicist Olivier Ker Ourio, saxophonists Rick Margitza,

Tim Ries, Irving Acao, trumpeter Stephane Belmondo.

Trio and guests: Rick Margitza, Stephane Belmondo, Philip Catherine,

Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Ries (from the Rolling Stones band), Olivier Ker Ourio, vocalists Sara Lazarus, Sacha Boutros, Melanie Dahan.

Also on special request: Joe Magnarelli, Andy Middleton, Walt Weiskopf, Dan Block, Frank Griffith.

"Le Flirt de Satie" with the great Dutch band of Gerard Kleijn (tp), Paul Berner (bass) and Joost Kesselaar (drums) performing wicked arrangements of Erik Satie's music.

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", Irving Acao, Sylvain Beuf & Pierrick Pedron w/the Franck Amsallem Trio