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Michel Marthaler

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Biography

Michel Marthaler is a versatile and eclectic guitarist, In 1984, he participated in a guitar workshop led by Jack DeJohnette. The closing concert with the famous drummer was a revelation to him, and Michel set off in 1987 to study at the CIM in Paris. Very quickly, he was noticed by Louis Winsberg who taught him all the facets of jazz. Michel has collaborated on numerous albums, including Emmanuel Fratiani’s "September Suite" (1995) and Christophe Chambet’s "The Family" (1998) with Alain Caron and Christophe Godin, among others, thereby consolidating his reputation as a studio musician. "Electric Rendez-Vous", Michel Marthaler's first album, was released in 1997. After a collaboration with Pierre-Luc Vallet (1998), he opened for James Carter and Ravi Coltrane during their tours in Switzerland. In 2002, Michel released "Plug In Jazz", his 2nd album. Michel currently plays with the rock band MTBT.