Marc Buronfosse Bass
After classical guitar studies started at the age of ten, he studied the upright bass in 1982 with Thierry Barbé, principal bassist of Opera de Paris, while achieving studies in sound engineering and musicology.
After receiving a prize at the Conservatoire de Paris XII, he began playing more and more jazz, working with bass players such as Cesarius Alvim, Charlie Haden, Reggie Workman and Henri Texier. He has also worked with symphonic orchestras (Opéra de Paris) and chamber music orchestras (tour in Japan with the “Solistes de Versailles”).
In June 1991, he obtained a grant from the French Ministry of Culture and studied one year in New York at The New School of Music. During this time he took lessons regularly with Gary Peacock, Marc John- son and Mark Dresser. He also met and played with Jimmy Cobb, Steve Kühn, John Abercrombie, Lew Soloff, Jim Hall, Tim Berne, Dave Liebman, and Billy Harper…
In Paris, he plays with René Aubry Septet, Stéphane Tsapis Trio, Stéphane Guillaume Quartet, Gueor- gui Kornazov “Horizons” Quintet, Georges Paczinsky Trio, Joussour Group, Isabelle Olivier Trio… He has recorded more than 40 CDs in his career and presently has his own quartet with musicians Benjamin Moussay, Jean-Charles Richard and Antoine Banville. The CD “Face The Music” has been released on Abalone productions in April 2010 and has received the distinction “Revelation” by Jazz Magazine.
A new album named « ÆGN » recorded in Paros-Greece has been released on August 26, 2016 on Abalone Productions / L’Autre Distribution, an electric project where he plays exclusively a Fender bass VI.
Marc teaches jazz double-bass and workshops at the Conservatoire National de Région of Paris and Pole Superieur Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt.
After being artistic director of Jazz in Paros Festival from 2011 to 2014, he is now director of the Mediterranean Artists Masters Festival in Naoussa – Paros.