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Sylvain Darrifourcq | Back

Born in 1979 in Orthez, Sylvain Darrifourcq started his training as a classical percussionist, but at the age of 15 joined his first rock band, and then graduated to jazz, inspired by a meeting with veteran French drummer Daniel Humair. In 2003 he formed his own group, 'L'Egotiste Sorel', and in 2004 joined the quartet of saxophonist Emile Parisien - now the main outlet for his playing, although he has also performed with such high profile artists as Michel Portal, Tony Malaby and Bojan Z.

He is also closely associated with a group of young Parisian experimental musicians, with whom in works in various combinations including his own trio 'Q'.

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