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Armel Dupas, a multi-project artist deeply in touch with the concerns of his time, defines himself as a pianist-entrepreneur. He is much more than that : a seasoned traveller, as familiar with environmental issues as he is with the realities of the international music market, he uses jazz as a reinvented basis for musical creation, notably with the aim of fostering well-being and spirituality.


Drawn to jazz and improvisation at a very early age, he very quickly made a name for himself in the French jazzosphere after graduating with flying colors from the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP). An affinity with artistic diversity led him to accumulate a decade’s worth of experiences touring, performing and writing music for the cinema and the theatre. Some of his collaborations include major French artists such as bassist Henri Texier, film director Arnaud Desplechin, singer Sandra Nkaké, singer Catherine Ringer, or the theater director Ladislas Chollat.

His work as a leader began with two acclaimed albums: Inner Island, an album by the group WaterBabies, winner of the Tremplin Rezzo Focal Jazz à Vienne in 2013, followed by Upriver in 2015, released under the prestigious Jazz Village label. In 2017-2018, Armel Dupas Trio toured the jazz concert venues of France and Europe with the support of the Jazz Migration project, which accompanied the release of the album A Night Walk.

In 2019, Armel discovered the joys of performing solo outside the traditional circuits and created Home Piano Live, a tour of 100 concerts in people’s homes. This was matched to perfection by the release of his album Broderies, his biggest success to date (over 7 million streams on Spotify). Performing overseas more often than in France, Armel’s preparations for a departure to Moscow were cut short by the COVID crisis. This provided the opportunity for Armel to return to the homelands of his native Nantes, where he rediscovered the quiet life, surrounded by nature and old companions. Home Piano Live became a live show on YouTube, playing jazz for friends from home and abroad.

In constant search of encounters with his audience, in 2021 Armel created Le Piano Sacré and Le Coaching Musical, new bridges between music and well-being. Lying on the piano, the participants in Le Piano Sacré experience music in a new way, between vibrational care and musical portrait. Armel transmits his passion for improvisation through Le Coaching Musical, where music becomes a vector of self-discovery.

Jules Billé began classical double bass at the age of 7, then jazz a few years later. After his classical double bass studies at the CRD in La Roche-sur-Yon in Tiphaine Macé's class, and in jazz at the CRR in Nantes, notably with Jean-Marie Bellec, Ronan Courty and Patrick Charnois, he obtained his Diplomas in Musical Studies in these two disciplines in 2022. The year that saw him enter the Jazz and Improvised Music department of the Conservatoire de Paris - CNSMDP.

Nourished from the beginning by multiple musical aesthetics such as gypsy swing, early music, classical music and jazz, he is interested in the music around him and seeks to enrich his practice through these avenues.

He participates in the Myriad project led by Alban Darche and the Nantes label Yolk Records. He has been a member of the Armel Dupas Trio since 2021.

Drummer/percussionist, Christophe Piot has been studying music since the age of 6. A student of Olivier Bertrand, Yves Teslar, Peter Erskine, he also studied classical percussion at the conservatory and Afro-Cuban music in France and Cuba. Passionate about rhythm in all its forms, he actively participates in many jazz, song, world, trad projects…


He has accompanied renowned artists: Sixun, Alain Debiossat, Baptiste Herbin, Adama Yalomba, Cécile Corbel, Octantrion, participated in the recording of 40 albums, and created the educational videos "FunnyGrooves". In addition to his activities as a musician, he teaches in different forms, and travels to meet the rhythmic cultures he loves.

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Portraits of Armel Dupas Trio by Flavia Ellison


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To be continued...

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