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Chanier, Jacques (Pierre)

Chanier, Jacques (Pierre), pianist; b. Suresnes, 92190-France, 6 April 1952. His father was Jean Chanier (died in 1977). His mother is Pierrette Raffault. He has two siblings, Anna (b. 1949) and Jean Pierre (b. 1955), neither musicians. He attended Berklee College of Music, 1979-1983, and studied with Charlie Banacos 1988-1994.
Born (1952) and raised in Paris, France, pianist Jacques Chanier began his carrier as a pop/rock musician in his early teens. In 1979 he came to the United States, where he spent four years studying jazz and classical composing and arranging at the Berklee College of Music. After that he went on studying jazz improvisation with Charlie Banacos.
In the meantime, he has been an active member of the Boston jazz scene: In 1995, his CD with the Henry Cook Band won the "Boston Music Awards" for that year's  "Best Jazz Recording". They have since played at the "Boston Globe Jazz Festival", and at the "4th Festival Internacional at San Miguel de Allende in Mexico". The Trio now performs regularly in the New England Area.

Kit Flight (200); The Green Between (2002); Quilt (2003); Henry Cook Band: Dimensional Odyssey (1994), Live at Montreux Detroit (1998);

"Pianist Jacques Chanier's trio, one of the strongest on the local scene"  By Bob Blumenthal, The Boston Globe/Friday September 28/2001 Jazz Notes.
Jazz Notes numero 61, 1er Decembre 2000, Lyon, France.
Dowyn Beat, May 2001 by Paul De Barros.
All About Jazz, November 2000 by Glenn Astarita.
Jazz USA, October 2000 (Short Takes) by John Barett.
Jazz Review.com (Jazz at a Glance Volume 106) by Lee Prosser.
Cadence, March/2001 by Jason Bivins.
All About Jazz, November 2000 by Jim Santella.
All About Jazz, November 2000 by Mark Corroto.

Contact information:
Jacques Chanier
1 Wyatt Circle
Somerville MA 02143

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