Nicolas Parent started music at the age of 5, learning Alto Violin making the switch to guitar at 13.
He is a graduate of MAI (Nancy), the American School of Modern Music (Paris), Jazz Conservatory and also obtained a Diplôme d’Etat. He notably studied with Gérard Curbillon, Michel Perez, Philippe Macé, Peter Giron, Mike O ’Neil.
Master-Class with : Avishai Cohen, Lionel Lueke, Scott Henderson, Sylvain Luc, Louis Winsberg, Pierre Bensusan.
Eclectic guitarist, Nicolas plays and records as a sideman for numerous bands :
Miroda (Fado-Folk), Cate Petit (Etienne M’Bappé - Bossa), Open Road (Country), Assek (Rock), Sofia Nilson (Jazz), Chocolate (Funk), Anita Sy (Blues), Gabrielle Roda (Chanson), Garwall (Métal), French Delight (Jazz), Cosmic 4tet (Fusion), Margot Cassila (Pop-Jazz), Formol (Hip-Hop Hard), Deer (Folk)…
He does music theatre work for the “Matador Company” (national tours in France) compose for short films and touring in Japan with his own band.
Artist and independent producer, his 3rd album MIRAGE will be released on March 29th 2019, with special guest Vincent Segal (Sting, Salif Keita, Keziah Jones…) on Label L’intemporel, distributed by L’Autre Distribution in France and abroad.
His last albums TORI (2016) and MOMENTS (2013) have been succesfull, released on the same label.
Nicolas Parent has the unquenchable desire to constantly refine his sense of aesthetic. In doing so, he has created a very personal universe, mainly putting the focus on his voice as a composer.
- Springboard Finalist at St Germain-des-Prés Jazz Festival :
“Special Recognition from the jury for the originality of the writing“
- Selection The Affordable Art Fair
- Springboard Finalist at Jazz en Baie
- Paris’ Young Talents /Paris City Hall
Japan-Tour, Radio France, Jazz à St Germain-des-Prés, Eclats d'Emails Jazz Festival, Jazz en Baie Mont St-Michel, Sunset, Sunside, L’Européen, Baiser Salé, Studio de l’Ermitage, Auditorium de l’Onde, Studio de Meudon, Festival Quai Jazz, L’Improviste, Neuf Jazz-club, Belushi’s, Jazz au Canapé, Caminito Cabaret, Kibélé, Caveau des Artistes, Living B’Art, Vent des Grèves, Swan bar, Babilo, Ciné-Concert au Limonaire, Guitare Xtrem Magazine, Tamanoir, Halle Freysinet, Afordable Art Fair, Centre Carpeaux, Connetable, Festival Deli-Delo, Manège Royal, El Alamein, Balle au bond, Baleine blanche, Vache bleue, Jardin d’Arpajon, Fnars, Médiathèque Aimé Césaire, Médiathèque Sabatier, Alhambra, Caveau de la République, Théâtre Trévise, Théâtre de Sèvres, Théâtre Reine Blanche, Théâtre 2 Rêves, Théâtre Quai des arts, Théâtre de Nesle, Théâtre Darius Milhaud, Théâtre Cornillon, Théâtre Berthelot, EMI, Place Masséna, Georges V, Astor St Honoré, Salle Gustave -Tour Eiffel...
Nicolas Parent’s tracks