Laurent Coq

Born February 22, 1970
in Marseille/France on February 22nd. Grow up around Aix-en-Provence.

1980 Enters Aix-en-Provence National Music Conservatory in Ms Courtin (also Hélène Grimaud's teacher). Gets First Prize in 1988 and moves to Paris to devote himself to Jazz.

1994 Obtains a Grant from the French Government for a six months stay in New York. He took lessons from piano players Mulgrew Miller and John Hicks, but most notably from Bruce Barth who will soon become his mentor and a true friend, which he remains to this day.

1997 Records Jaywalker in New York, his first album as a leader. Writes the film score of Mauvais genre (Laurent Benegui) and J'irai au paradis car l'enfer est ici (Xavier Durringer). In1998, follows Mille Bornes by Alain Beigel.

1999 Records in New York Versatile with his own quartet, and “Thelonious & Bud Together Again” with Laurence Allison's sextet.

2001 Release of Laurent Coq Blowing Trio/Live@the Duc des Lombards (Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros 2002). Is granted an American Artist Visa (New York). Puts a new quartet together with Jérôme Sabbagh (tenor), Brandon Owens (bass), and Damion Reid (drums).

2003 Records Like A Tree In The City with his American quartet. The album comes out simultaneously in the U.S (Sunnyside) and in Europe (Cristal).

2004 Signs the film score of Qui perd gagne ! (Laurent Benegui) recorded in Sofia/Bulgary for an symphonic orchestra (soundtrack released in France).

New York, NY
All About Jazz.


Zenón & Coq's Rayuela Featured in Jazz Magazine!

Nice short feature for Rayuela in Jazz Magazine (France).

Lionel Eskenazi, Jazz Magazine - August 2012     Read the full article

Rayuela Reviewed in JazzTimes!

Nice review of Zenón & Coq's Rayuela in JazzTimes

Giovanni Russonello, JazzTimes - August 2012     Read the full article

Rayuela Reviewed in DownBeat!

Nice review of Zenón & Coq's Rayuela in DownBeat!

Jennifer Odell, DOWNBEAT - August 2012     Read the full article

Great Jazziz Review

Very nice review in the Fall 2012 Issue of Jazziz.

Shaun Brady, JAZZIZ - October 2012     Read the full article

Nice review of Coq\'s \"Dialogue\" in DB!

Nice review of Laurent Coq\'s \"Dialogue\" in the Jan. 2013 issue of DownBeat!

Jennifer Odell, DOWNBEAT - December 2013     Read the full article


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