Paul Abirached


Born in 1977 in Paris, Paul Abirached started playing guitar at the age of fifteen.
After graduating in French literature studies in 1998, he decided to devote himself entirely to music.

He then, entered the jazz department at the "Conservatoire Nadia and Lili Boulanger" in Paris, where he studied band workshop with vibraphonist Philippe Mace, harmony with pianist Bernard Maury, and arrangement with saxophonist Pierre Bertrand.
He worked on guitar with Marco Campo-Arris and Misja Fitzgerald-Michel.

In 2001, he obtained a degree in musicology at the University of Paris 8, Saint-Denis.
As part of the faculty, he participated in Yves Torchinsky's (bassist) workshop and attended several master classes with Joe Bowie, Abbey Lincoln, Roy Haynes, François Corneloup.

Since 2003, he divided his activity between teaching and his career as a musician.
He performs regularly, under his name, in jazz clubs in Paris, from solo to quartet.

Among other important projects, he has worked since 2007 on creating a repertory inspired by Joan Miro paintings.
This project entitled A la rencontre de Joan Miro has resulted to numerous concerts in France and Spain (Musée des Beaux-Arts of Nantes, Musée de la Chartreuse in Douai, Musée Matisse, French Institute of Madrid and Valencia, Alliance Française of Cartagena ...).

He also works with the french-american singer Daisy Bolter, created a repertory in duet and performed at the Theatre du Pilier of Belfort in 2010.

Since 2009 Paul Abirached took many trips to New York where he had the opportunity to work with pianist Marc Copland, bassists Rob Duguay, Drew Gress and Scott Colley.

In 2010 he has recorded his first album, as the leader, Dream Steps, a quartet with Alain Jean-Marie on piano, Gilles Naturel on bass and Andrea Michelutti on drums.

In 2012, Paul Abirached and  Alain Jean-Marie met again for recording Nightscape, a duet album, to be released in April 2014 on Archie Shepp's label, Archieball.

Discography :
Nightscape Paul Abirached Alain Jean-Marie, 2014 (Archieball)
Dream Steps Paul Abirached, 2011
Des ecchymoses Nicolas Vidal, 2011
Le jardin suspendu Rémi Jeannin trio, 2005