Erik Truffaz

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Erik Truffaz
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Background information
Birth nameErik Truffaz
Born3 April 1960
Chêne-Bougeries, Switzerland
GenresJazz fusion
Acid jazz
Post bop
Occupation(s)Musician, band leader, composer
Years active1990s–present
LabelsBlue Note Records (current)
Associated actsErik Truffaz Ladyland Quartet
Matt Penman
Thor Madsen

Erik Truffaz (born 3 April 1960 in Chêne-Bougeries, Switzerland) is a French jazz trumpeter, infusing elements of hip hop, rock and roll and dance music into his compositions. He signed with the French EMI label in 1996.[1] Truffaz's second album on Blue Note, The Dawn, produced together with Patrick Muller, Marcello Giuliani and Mark Erbetta. Since then they have produced many Blue Note albums together such as Bending New Corners, which became a Silver Album in France; the 2007 release Arkhangelsk is a mixture of pop songs, French chanson, and jazz-groove. In 2007 he and Ed Harcourt appeared in a Take-Away Show video session shot by Vincent Moon.


  • Nina Valéria (1994)
  • Out of a Dream (1997)
  • The Dawn (1998)
  • Bending New Corners (1999)
  • The Mask (2000)
  • Mantis (2001)
  • ReVisité (2001)
  • Magrouni (2002)
  • Tales Of The Lighthouse (2002)
  • The Walk of the Giant Turtle (2003)
  • Saloua (2005)
  • Face-à-face (2CD Live + DVD) (2006)
  • Arkhangelsk (2007)
  • Benares (2008)
  • Mexico (2008)
  • Paris (2008)
  • In between (2010)
  • El tiempo de la Revolución (2012)
  • Being Human Being (with Murcof) (2014)
  • Doni Doni (2016)


External links[edit]

  • A documentary about the recording of Erik Truffaz's album Arkhangelsk featuring Nya, Christophe & Ed Harcourt.