A rising talent of the French jazz and improvised music scene, Florian Chaigne studied first classical percussions, then started drum set as autodidact within several rock and metal bands. He studied Jazz, drums, piano, composition, etc. in the Conservatory of Music in Nantes, France.
Since 2006, he invested himself in a bunch of projects as ATom, Mathieu Lagraula Trio, Andrew Audiger Trio, Greg Évain Trio, Rémy Hervo Trio, Flex!, MiRage, R.A.T., etc.
He has performed in Ireland, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, India, China with various projects, sharing the stage with Shai Maestro, Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa, Jasper Blom, Minino Garay, Jacky Terrasson, Anne Paceo, etc.
He has had the fortune of collaborating with: Ghatam Giridhar Udupa, Nelson Veras, Leila Martial, Geoffroy Tamisier, David Chevallier, Patrick Charnois, Will Guthrie, Toma Gouband, etc.
In 2011, a several months journey in India allowed himself to practice konnakol (indian rhythmic onomatopoeias) and to deal with tablas (indian percussions) techniques in depth. This peregrination enabled him to integrate world projects as the famous-French singer MooD, Élodie Rama, or Agar-Agar…
He founded projects as leader/composer such as Pulse (funk), DüH, KETU (hybrid jazz/rock/world), and then more recently Colunia (jazz chromatic harp band) in still drawing his inspiration from foreign cultures and especially oriental ones.
He is the co-founder of the French collective « Spatule ».
He is currently involved with several musical projects as Farows, Julien Vinçonneau 4tet, Doucha, and also of some cross-disciplinary projects as Le Vanneau Huppé (dance/music), Jazz Poetry Improvisation Ensemble, etc.
He released recently his first album under his own name which is called « Blooming » out on Aut Records in 2016.
Florian Chaigne’s tracks