Julien Tassin’s music reflects his playing : sincere, limpid and without barriers. Loving blues and rock as much as jazz, he refuses to choose.

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As a curious and passionate musician, Julien Tassin likes mixing genres, opening new doors and trying different styles. Co-founder with his cousin of the rock run group SOFA, he has just recorded his first jazz album as a leader. Originally from Charleroi, this guitarist discovered music within a family of music lovers. Unconditional Beatles fans, his uncles bought him his first guitar at the age of eight and introduced him to Blues a few years later. While performing with local groups, he spent his days at the city’s Media Library where he discovered jazz.

His love at first sight for the music of John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and many others gradually turned him away from classical learning. Jazz intrigues and fascinates him with its rhythm, its harmonic richness and its freedom. Eager for discoveries, he then entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he studied guitar with Paolo Radoni. He graduated and enriched with a vocabulary that he always wanted to integrate into his language.

As an eclectic guitarist, he revealed himself to the public by playing with the group The Crazy Moondog Band alongside bassist Daniel Romeo and musicians such as Eric Legnini, Christophe, Panzani, Rosario Giuliani. At the same time, he sets up personal projects in collaboration with Manuel Hermia, Lorenzo Di Maio and Jim Henderson. Between 2014 and 2015, in residence at the Sounds Jazz Club, he played his compositions in different formats. These experiments allow him to find the configuration that best suits his game and his music. Then was born the current trio with Nicolas Thys on double bass and Dré Pallemaerts on drums. All of these experiences allow him to define a unique style of composition, borrowing as much from Blues as from Jazz and Rock.