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Jean Kapsa is a composer and pianist born in 1985, originally from Drôme and living in Paris. He composes and evolves within the trio « Kapsa Reininger Fleau » (Revelation Jazz Magazine, 1st prize of the Jazz Competition of Ile de France chaired by Antoine Hervé), the quartet « Festen » (1st prize of the Golden Jazz Trophy chaired by Martial Solal) and the quartet « Back » (1st prize of the European Jazz Contest in Rome). He recorded ten albums with these groups and two solo albums. He regularly performs in France (Ministère de la Culture, Maison de la Radio, Opéra de Lyon, Cité de la Musique, Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Vienne, Montreux Jazz Festival, Sziget Festival, Jazz sous les Pommiers, Crest Jazz Vocal, Saoû Chante Mozart, La Maroquinerie, Studio de l’Ermitage, La Marbrerie, Sunset-Sunside, etc.) and abroad (Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Malta, Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, United States, Algeria, Serbia, Guinea, Romania, Hungaria).

On the other hand, he collaborates punctually for creations in various fields: he performs at the Cité de la Musique (Philharmonie de Paris) as part of the festival Villette Sonique for a four hands with Nils Frahm (2014); as part of the festival Saoû Chante Mozart he writes variations and improvises around the music of Mozart (2014); he performed at the Cordeliers Convent in Paris for the 2011-2012 John Galliano FW Collection; he plays in quartet with Magnus Lindgren and in Big Band with Didier Lockwood at Pavillon Baltard for the Djangos D’or (2008), in quartet and quintet with brothers Louis and François Moutin, Rick Margitza, Christophe Monniot, Michael Felberbaum and Manu Codjia (2010, 2014), in trio with Christophe Wallemme at the amphitheater of the Opéra de Lyon (2006).