Biography

 

Born in 1984, the Lyon (FR) based saxophonist approached improvised music learning from Francois Raulin, Yves Gerbelot, Pierre Drevet, Laurent Blumenthal, Guillaume Orti.

In 2010 he co-founded the French Jazz collective “Pince-Oreilles” and goes to New York city to take lessons with Dave Binney, Steve Lehman, Steve Coleman, Tim Berne, Jim Black.

In 2011, he won the national jazz contest of “Jazz a Vienne Festival” with “Trio Enchant(i)er”,an original guitare-sax-drums group working on improvisational material and composing without a doublebass. The trio released its second album “Structures in motion” in 2014.

in 2012, he created « Ginger » , a guitare / saxophones duet with Romain Baret. Their latest album « Sélection d’épices » was released in 2020.

In 2013, he was selected to attend the famous Banff Workshop in “Jazz and Creative music” directed by Vijay Iyer (faculty: Hafez Modirzadeh, Ravi Coltrane, Ambrose Akinmusire, Esperanza Spalding,Dafnis Prieto, Greg Osby, Wadada Leo Smith…).

In 2014, he starts learning tablas in Lyon with Amrat HUSSAIN.

His 5tet, released 2 albums in 2014 and 2017 (« Révélation » JazzMag).

As a sideman, Gregory has been playing in different projects : Giaccomo », Antoine GALVANI 6tet, « We Want Our Money Back Tentet », Big Band Châlon Bourgogne, Anne QUILLIER 6tet…

He had the opportunity to get on International tours with different groups such as The Delegation/NYC or FatsO/Colombia.

His latest project is an acoustic band : « Sur Ecoute » 4tet. Their 1st album « Muss es sein ? Es muss sein ! » was released in avril 2019 (Label Pince-Oreilles).

Sur Ecoute 4tet created in 2020 an original piece mixing different arts abased on the life of a prestigious Japanese samouraï : Myamoto MUSASHI.

Gregory has more than 10 years experience in teaching Jazz and Saxophone and holds a “Diplôme d’Etat” (state diploma) of Jazz Saxophone Teacher.

 

DISCTINCTIONS :

  • 2019 : Gregory is selected to attend the Jazz Connective Workshop (Poland).
  • 2017 : his 5tet’s second album Le mouvement crée la matière” is elected « ELU » by Citizen Jazz webmag. Gregory obtains the « Siena Jazz Workshop Scolarship ».
  • 2013, he won the national jazz contest of “LA DEFENSE” with the Anne Quillier 6tet.
  • 2012, the first Album of Trio Enchant(i)er « Les Composantes Invisibles » (Naive) is elected« REVELATION » Jazz Magazine and « DECOUVERTE » Jazz News.
  • 2011 : he won with Trio Enchant(i)er 2 jazz Competitions : Jazz à Vienne National Competitionand Jazz Rhone Alpes Competition .

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Ginger Duo « Sélection d’épices » Label Pince-Oreilles 2020

Sur Ecoute Quartet « Muss es sein ? Es muss sein ! » -Label Pince-Oreilles 2019

Greg SALLET 5tet « Le mouvement crée la matière » – Label Pince-Oreilles 2017

Anne QUILLIER 6tet « Dusty Shelters » – Label Pince-Oreilles 2017

Anne_Quillier_6tet_-_DAYBREAK_(2015)

« Daybreak » – Label Pince-Oreilles 2015

Continuation, Echoes and Rhythm – Label PinceOreilles 2014

Structures in Motion – Label PinceOreilles 2014

Les Composantes Invisibles – Naïve 2012