Pierre-Antoine Badaroux

© Joel Grip

On stage, Pierre-Antoine Badaroux is a saxophonist. Off stage, he composes, arranges, researches, reconstructs or deconstructs his own music or that of others.

As a member of the Umlaut collective, he is involved since 2009 in the production, live or recorded of a wide diversity of music: jazz, contemporary improvisation or composition and experimental music.

As artistic director of the Umlaut Big Band, he deepens, through practice, a reflection on the history of jazz, its rereading and the work of arrangers. His work on Don Redman and Mary Lou Williams, co-produced by the Philharmonie de Paris, has led to the discovery and performance of many forgotten works. He is currently working with the Mary Lou Williams Foundation, Inc. to publish a critical edition of her works. In 2023 he has conducted the premiere of Williams’ Zodiac Suite for chamber orchestra in its entirety.

To enable him to pursue studying historical jazz manuscripts, he has been selected as a Villa Albertine 2023 resident.

He is currently a member of the Peeping Tom quartet (Axel Dörner, Joel Grip and Antonin Gerbal), of Jupiter Terminus (Jean-Luc Guionnet and Antonin Gerbal), of Protocluster (Bertrand Denzler, Benjamin Dousteyssier, Antonin Gerbal).

He co-directed with Sébastien Beliah the Hodos Ensemble, dedicated to the interpretation of open works. They have collaborated with composers Philip Corner, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Bertrand Denzler, Peter Ablinger and Hannes Lingens. With ONCEIM he has premiered pieces by Eliane Radigue, Peter Ablinger, Ellen Arkbro or John Tilbury.

Since 2015, he is co-organizer of the Jazz Series, a concert series that draws from the often forgotten repertoire of jazz.

To date, Pierre-Antoine Badaroux has recorded more than twenty discographic references.

Albums

Agenda - Pierre-Antoine Badaroux


More info 16 June 2024
Zodiac Suite

Festival Un Temps pour Elles, Asnière-sur-Oise (FR)


More info 22 June 2024
Umlaut Big Band

Musée d’Orsay, Paris (FR)