(…) "With my own compositions, I research ways to stimulate Imagination mainly. I see Imagination as another sense of perception of reality “ {…)(ArtNowAFterHours Interview 2021)



In this 2021 interview , Alix resume in fact one of the main conceptions he explores with his Bass Trombone and compositions for more than 25  years. The discovery of many different styles of music since age 21 after he finished his Undergraduate  Studies in the Bordeaux Conservatory , is a endless source of inspiration to craft his sound at the same time as his personality.

From 1999 , from  reggae to funk, he ends up playing and interpreting the music of Frank Zappa (LPJZ feat Ike Willis). He also participated in the creation of an electronic music collective (United Fools), while still continuing the Symphonic Orchestra  sessions (Bordeaux, Bayonne) and musical productions for theatre  and multiple electronic music projects . Since 2008, he has been known as a street  performance artist, both with a metal brass band (Pastors of Muppets) and an unreal and fantastic street ballet (Ulik et le S.N.O.B -Glisssssssssendo). He did also some Progressive-Metal music projects (Year of no Light, Bagarre Générale) and played Jazz music (Eole Brass Band and Big Bands ). He had the great luck to play with those project  all over Europe , Middle-East , Africa , Asia and America for a discography of dozens of different collaborations.


In 2013 , He decided to move to Montreal Canada to study the Bass Trombone Performance in Orchestral Repertory in order to improve his general technique with David R. Martin , he obtain there his Master Degree in 2014.
This stay in Montreal allowed him to extend his various styles of playing and improvising with playing Modern Jazz Music compositions of his own and after all meeting great human beings with incredibly versatile creativity.

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He then settle  in New York in 2016 for an Advanced Diploma in Music Performance under the direction of Achilles Liarmakopoulos (Canadian Brass) with frequent trip to Europe to perform and  continues to develop his musicianship and experiences with all that the Big Apple has to offer to a full-time musician from subway performances to the most prestigious clubs and concert hall of the City that never sleeps from Hot Jazz from 20's and 30's  to Cutting Edge Contemporary Music Music Performances.


It is during this stay  that he recorded his first “Technology And Bones” Album.
2021 is under the sign of “Portraits” , his brand new album to be released in July.
With  this album he changes he puts himself as a painter capable of painting musical portraits.

This modus operandi places the figure of the musician in close relationship with the figure of a visual artist who does not use colors and canvases but a bass trombone and soundscapes.

For more details about “Portraits” click here.

Collaborations among other artist:

2003-2022

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Jesse Malin, Experiental Orchestra, La Perfecta, LPR Ensemble, Wordless Music Orchestra,Stereo HideOut Orchestra, Fred Thomas (James Brown Band),John Cale (Velvet Underground),Arturo O’Farrill,,David Taylor,Bang on a Can, Alon Yavnai ,Capezio Dance Center, Terry Berliner,Pat Caterson,Nikki Holck,New York SkaJazz Orchestra,Abe Silvermann BigBand , Stephen Santoro Orchestra, LadyMoon and the Eclipse , The Curiosity Cabinet , The Nevermind Orchestra , Michael Sarian and the Big Cha-bones , Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble...

 Le S.N.O.B et Compagnie , Pastors of Muppets , Smokey Joe and The Kid , Titanick Theatre ,Benny Golson , Ike Willis , Year of No Light Anne Sylvestre ,Mathieu Boogaerts, Orchestre National de Bordeaux...

Performed at:

-NEW YORK (USA) -2016-2022 :

Jazz at Lincoln Center Rosen Theatre,Lincoln Center,Town Hall , BAM, ,Kings Theatre,Central Park SummerStage,MoMa,Celebrate Brooklyn Festival , Le Poisson Rouge , National Sawdust ,BrooklynBowl ,Prospect Park Bandshell, Dixon Place, Spectrum,Knitting Factory,SIlvana,Bowery ElectricThe Shrine,South Bronx Festival,Club Bonafide,Swing 46,WayStation,Barbes,Cmon Everybody,Freddys Bar,Rockwood MusicHall,The BitterEndDaptone Records,Empire City Casino...

-FRANCE- EUROPE - 2003-2020

Museo d'Arte Contemporeana San Rocco di Trapani, Ente Mostra Nazionale di Pittura Contemporeana di Marsala

Durham International Brass Festival , Aurillac Street Art Festival , HellFest , EHZ Festibala , Reggae Sun Ska , Festival des 3 Elephants , Zappanales , Nuits
Romanes , Amboise International Brass Band Competition , Rocher de Palmer , Zenith de Pau , Grand Theatre de Bordeaux .