ENGLISH

Daniel Gassin is an Australian pianist of French-American descent, currently living in Paris.

In 2007 Daniel was the sole Australian to reach the finals of the Jazz Solo Piano Competition at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival.

In 2008 he was selected to participate in the Jazz & Creative Music Workshop in Banff, Canada, headed by acclaimed U.S. trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas.  In the same year, the Daniel Gassin Trio released its second album “Crossover” which was recorded by Mal Stanley for his national radio program ABC Jazztrack.

In 2010, the Daniel Gassin Trio performed at the Dubai International Jazz Festival and the Queenstown Interntational Jazz Festival.

In 2011 Daniel made his debut as leader at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival with his newly-formed Sextet.  In July of that year, the Daniel Gassin Sextet’s debut album, featuring all original compositions, was released to critical acclaim and widespread national airplay.  The album was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Independent Music (AIR) Awards, and the track “Banff Song” earned a nomination at the 2012 Jazz Bell Awards for Best Australian Jazz Song of the Year.

In 2013, Daniel reached the final of the National Jazz Awards, and was awarded Third Prize.

In 2016, Daniel Gassin was nominated for the prestigious Freedman Fellowship.

In September of the same year, Daniel's Trio completed a five-concert tour of Sweden.

In November, he inaugurated Quincy Jones' new club - Q's - at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, playing eight concerts with UK drummer Ollie Howell over its opening two weeks.

In addition to performing and touring extensively with many of Australia’s (and now France’s) finest jazz musicians, Daniel has also played and recorded with U.S. jazz greats Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Leroy Jones, Rick Margitza, John Riley and Bob Sheppard.

Daniel Gassin is a Yamaha artist.

FRANCAIS

Daniel Gassin, pianiste franco-australien, est né en Australie en 1981 de mère américaine et de père français.  Il grandit et débuta sa carrière à Melbourne.

En 2007, il fait partie des finalistes au prestigieux Concours International de Piano Jazz de Montreux.  En 2008 il est sélectionné pour participer au Jazz and Creative Music Workshop à Banff au Canada, un programme dirigé par Dave Douglas.

Il enregistre trois disques en tant que leader (deux en trio puis le dernier en sextet), qui seront nominés par la suite pour plusieurs prix, dont "Meilleur Album de Jazz" et "Composition Australienne de l'Année."  Durant cette période, il multiplie les tournées, concerts et enregistrements, devenant l'un des pianistes les plus sollicités de la scène locale.  Il se produira aussi à Melbourne avec quelques grands noms du jazz américain: Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Leroy Jones, Rick Margitza, John Riley et Bob Sheppard.  

Peu de temps après avoir remporté le 3e Prix au concours très prisé "National Jazz Awards" en 2013, il quitte l'Australie pour venir s'installer à Paris.  Aujourd'hui, il se produit régulièrement sur les scènes de jazz les plus réputés de la ville.