Born in Caen, France, Antoine started his musical journey at the early age of 6, by playing cello. After 12 years of conservatory studies, he decided to switch to electric bass. It’s only after 3 years of playing that he got accepted into the prestigious Berklee School of music, with the European scholarship.
During his time at Berklee, Antoine developed a great versatility and became comfortable and playing in a wide range of musical styles with authenticity, from Gospel, Afro Cuban, jazz to neo soul or Arabic music. He has studied with Victor Bailey, John Patitucci, David Fuzcinsky and Bruce Gertz to name a few.
He plays/ has played with artists/groups such as : Patti Austin, Siedah Garrett , Jennah Bell , Casey Benjamin, Gizmo, Dave Mackay Group in venues/festivals such as : North sea jazz Festival, Blue Note NY , Kennedy Center and NY Winter Jazz Fest
*** Lesson Details ***
I've always focused my lessons on the pleasure of playing aspect of it, and always apply what I've learnt from studying with some of the world's best teachers, or the experienced artists I've shared the stage with. My goal is to help you develop your ears and instrument skills so you'll be able to play in bands and have the tools to learn any songs you want by yourself.
I have been teaching professionally for about 5 years now, In music schools or privately. I've also been doing clinics/masterclasses tours with the Dave Mackay group .
*** Studio Equipment ***
Macbook pro with Protools 10
Mackie studio monitors
basses : Carvin Sb500, Fender jazzbass fretless , fender precision bass
*** Travel Equipment ***
I will travel with instrument and pedals ( if needed )
*** Specialties ***
I am proficient in a lot of different styles, from Motown to Latin music, funk, Gospel or Rock.