Hugo Lippi - Guitar
Florent Gac - Piano
Sylvain Romano - Bass
Romain Sarron - Drums
Born on May 2, 1977 in Portsmouth (UK), Hugo Lippi has been these past fifteen years one of the most sought after European Guitar player.
On January, 27 2020, he was awarded the prestigious Prix Django Reinhardt, an award granted by the French Académie du jazz for the best French jazz musician of the year 2019.
Hugo Lippi started playing the guitar at the age of 10 in Le Havre and when only 17 launched his professional career in clubs and concert halls around Normandy.
In 1998, he decided to move to Paris and soon became a key musician in the legendary Rue des Lombards. The list of his participations as a sideman are numerous. He plays regularly with Sarah McKenzie, Lucienne Renaudin-Vary, Eric Legnini, Florin Niculescu, Marcel Azzola, Christian Escoudé, Alain Jean-Marie, Fabien Mary, Fred Nardin, China Moses, Pierre Boussaguet, Nathalie Dessay, Samy Thiebault, Pierrick Pedron, the Keystone Big Band, Vintage orchestra, to name but a few.
He also played alongside prestigious musicians such as Melody Gardot, Michel Legrand, Christian McBride, Bireli Lagrene, Stephane Belmondo, André Ceccarelli, Gregory Hutchinson, Reuben Rogers, Joe Martin, Peter Bernstein, Joe Cohn, Yotam Silberstein, Emmanuel Bex, and also with David Lynch, the filmmaker, for his film “Inland Empire”. He also participated in the LA LA LAND tour supervised by Justin Hurwitz.
At the same time, he carries on with his career as a leader, and his fourth album, “Comfort Zone” (Gaya Musique Productions), recorded in New York with Fred Nardin, Ben Wolfe and Donald Edward is hailed by the critics as a great success when released in August 2019. He will be awarded a “Coup de Coeur” by the Académie Charles Cros.
Hugo Lippi performed on prestigious scenes such as Jazz in Marciac, Jazz in Juan, Montreux Jazz Festival, Northsea Jazz Festival, the Olympia, the Salle Pleyel…He goes on tours not only in Europe but also in Japan, Africa, Scandinivia
17 July 2020