Franck Amsallem

The 2017 Itinerary

    • 12 Jan
    • Paris After-hours at the Duc des Lombards
    • Duc des Lombards
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    • 03 Feb
    • NYC Private Trio Concert
    • Yeshiva University
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    • 05 Feb
    • NYC duo w/Tim Ries
    • Mezzrow
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    • 10 Feb
    • Antibes duo with Sara Lazarus
    • Chez Bernie
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    • 11 Feb
    • Nice Duo with Sara Lazarus
    • Eglise Protestante
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The Short Story

Franck Amsallem has been an acclaimed jazz pianist for over 35 years. In parallel, he is also a much in demand composer/arranger, singer and educator.

Franck has recorded nine CDs under his name, as well as a major collaboration on Blue Note USA, "New York Stories". While living in NY, his sideman credits included Gerry Mulligan, Charles Lloyd, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Chambers, Maria Schneider, and Harry Belafonte as well as Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, Rick Margitza, Tim Ries, and Blood Sweat and Tears.

He has played many of the most important festivals throughout Europe, including the Pori, Molde, Red Sea, North Sea, Paris, Nice, Vienne, and Antibes-Juan-les-Pins festivals.

Franck is the recipient of major awards (NEA composition fellowship, Great American Jazz Piano Competition, ASCAP award, Fondation de la Vocation, FACE cultural exchange) in both the U.S. and France.

As a composer, he has been commissioned by the WDR Jazz Orchestra, the National Jazz Orchestra of France (O.N.J.), and The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. His composition "Nuits" for string orchestra and jazz quartet has been performed many times with various soloists. Other commissions include "Place Du Temps" for chamber orchestra, "The Farewell" for the PRISM saxophone quartet and "Brooding" for solo piano (2013).

In 2009, Franck released "Amsallem Sings", showcasing his talents as a pianist-singer, featuring 12 songs from the Great American Songbook. A new trio opus, "Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II" was just released in September 2014.

The Longer Story

En bref

Pianiste, compositeur et chanteur Franck Amsallem a enregistré 9 CDs sous son nom, passé vingt ans aux Etats Unis et accompagné Gerry Mulligan, Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider et Harry Belafonte, ainsi que Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, Rick Margitza, Tim Ries, et Blood Sweat and Tears.

En 1992 il remporte le 2e prix au Jacksonville Great American Jazz Piano Competition et publie son premier cd "Out a Day" avec Gary Peacock and Bill Stewart.

Il s'est depuis produit sous son nom dans les plus grands festivals de jazz partout dans le mondce.

Parallèlement il mene un carrière de compositeur pour big band, notamment avec le WDR, pour orchestre à cordes et orchestre de chambre, et pour divers solistes.

En 2002, Franck se réinstalle en France et enregistre "Summer Times", puis "A week in Paris”.

Jazzman et Jazz Magazine saluent une nouvelle fois très chaudement ces opus. En parallèle, Franck joue régulièrement et enregistre avec des musiciens comme Tim Ries, Rick Margitza et Jerry Bergonzi, ainsi que les chanteuses Sara Lazarus, Elisabeth Kontomanou et Mélanie Dahan.

Ces dernières années, le Pérou, le festival JazzaVienne, et des concerts en Israël, Hollande, Lituanie, Algérie et en Amérique du Sud étaient au programme. Son nouveau cd "Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II" met en valeur ses talents de pianiste-chanteur sur dix chansons tirées du Great American Songbook.


Sings Vol.2


Franck Amsallem piano, vocals, Sylvain Romano, bass, Karl Jannuska, drums.

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Amsallem Sings


Franck Amsallem piano, vocals.

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with Elisabeth Kontomanou/Stephane Belmondo/Rick Margitza/Olivier Bogé/Darryl Hall/Dre Pallemaerts




(Sunnyside, Nocturne) with Johannes Weidenmuller and Joe Chambers

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On Second Thought


with Marc Miralta, Johannes Weidenmuller and Tim Ries

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Years Gone By


with Daniel Humair, Riccardo Del Fra and Tim Ries

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(Sunnyside) with Tim Ries and Leon Parker




(Freelance) with Tim Ries, Scott Colley and Bill Stewart

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Out A Day


(OMD) with Gary Peacock and Bill Stewart.

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