"Vos oreilles n'en croiront pas leurs yeux !..."
clarinet, soprano saxophone and vocals
Thibaut was taught classical music in Lyon’s Academy of Music. He is also a fully qualified teacher and has passed a Master in musicology on the relations between Jazz and classical music. As such, he claims with passion the right of choosing what pieces to play in a gig, which annoys the rest of the band who often have to follow him in extreme divagations… Like Obelix who fell into magic potion, he fell as a kid in the “New Orleans Cauldron” and soon founded PIC’PULSES in 2004. He is known as the brain of the operation, which logically makes him the undisputed Boss of the orchestra.
trombone, trumpets, tuba, fluteand vocals
Pierre joined the band in 2010, and it certainly was the best present PIC’PULSES could have hoped for. Just look at the package: the trombone is roaring, surely Pierre knows his business! A good ole sonorous sound, an incredible technique and inspired choruses are the trade mark of the fellow who perfectly found his place in the quintet’s esthetics. He loves it and we can tell: he was a revelation for the band! Kid Ory’s nostalgic fans will appreciate and ask for more, again and again… This incredible instrumental technique has undoubtedly made him the matchless Boss of the orchestra.
banjo and vocals
Very young, Henry Lemaire discovered the truth of Swing music and traditional Jazz: for the best! Sober (not always though…) and efficient (always for that matter), his constant search for the best possible harmony and his exploding playing are the base of the quintet, for the greatest pleasure of the ears. Henry joined the band at the occasion of our last recording (I lost Yolande from Lyon). Since then, we do our best for him to remain as snug as a bug so as to prevent him from leaving us. Thanks Henry! There is no denying that he is unquestionably among the best musicians of this style in France and that he plays internationally for the greatest as upright bass or banjo player (yes, the man is also a very gifted bass player…) Swing on Granddad!!! At 90 years old, he has, of course, become the revered Boss of the Jazz band.
drums and vocals
The youngest member of the band, Clément "Poussin" Lemaire, joined the band in January 2016. He is the son of our banjoist and he has inherited his father’s passion. Clément has proved to be a passionate of the Old Style, and has learned from each of the prestigious acquaintances of the band how to develop a strong instrumental identity and become a valuable supportive player. Unquestionably, he has imposed himself as the Boss New Wave of the Jazz band.
drums and vocals
Fabien joined the band with Pierre in 2010. Hilarious behind his drums, endowed with a very striking technique and musical sense, Fabulous Fab' offers his overwhelming energy to the Jazz-band. The musician has developed his own peculiar way to play his instrument, far beyond sheer rhythm. Undoubtedly, you will be under his charms (beware gals ;-)! He represents the perfect symbiosis between originality and virtuosity, and because he has attained this delicate equilibrium, he has imposed himself as the inimitable Boss of the Jazz-band.
Jazz, Hotclub de Lyon
ORCHESTRE DE JAZZ NEW ORLEANS - DIXIELAND
LYON / RHÔNE - FRANCE