About Jerry Léonide

Jerry Léonide Bio (English)

Jerry Léonide is a native of the beautiful island of Mauritius. He started his musical journey at the age of seven with the help of his father who is a guitarist. He gleaned as much musical knowledge as possible from more experienced musicians as he performed throughout the Mauritian scene.

Jerry Léonide relocated to France at 17 to further his musical education while integrating into the parisian Jazz Scene. Jerry quickly built himself a reputation of being one of the most talented and versatile pianists of his generation.

Jerry Léonide's accomplishments speak for themselves : In 2012 , Jerry Léonide was one the 3 finalists of the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition and later the same year Jerry was awarded the 1st prize of the French National Piano Contest « Concours Boris Vian ». Then Jerry arrived on the international Jazz scene with a splash when he won the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition and more significantly the Audience-favourite prize!

« THE KEY » is the title of the his 1st album released under german Label ACT music. Hardly ever a formerly unknown musician has received such a euphoric press reactions for his debut album.



« A superlative introduction to a musician who has enormous potential »-Jazzwise (GB)


Jerry Léonide Bio (French)

Jerry Léonide est originaire de l'île de Maurice. Il a commencé son parcours musical à l'âge de sept ans avec l'aide de son père qui est un guitariste. Il grappille autant de connaissances musicales que possibles auprès de musiciens plus expérimentés tout en écumant la scène mauricienne.

Il débarque en France à 17 ans pour poursuivre son éducation musicale tout en s'intégrant à la scène jazz parisienne. Jerry se bâtit rapidement une réputation d'être l'un des pianistes les plus talentueux et les plus polyvalents de sa génération.

Ses réalisations parlent d'eux-mêmes: en 2012, il était l'un des 3 finalistes du concours de piano Nottingham International de Jazz et plus tard dans la même année, a reçu le 1er prix du concours de piano « Boris Vian » à Paris. Puis, il est propulsé sur la scène jazz internationale quand il a remporté le concours de piano solo de Montreux Jazz festival et rafle également le prix du Public. «THE KEY» est le titre du son 1er album sorti sous le label allemand ACT music. Jamais auparavant, un musicien autrefois inconnu, n'a reçu de telles réactions de la presse …

« THE KEY » is the title of the his 1st album released under german Label ACT music. Hardly ever a formerly unknown musician has received such a euphoric press reactions for his debut album.



« Une performance pianistique intense aux improvisations colorées, la réunion d'un groupe de musiciens en phase » -Jazz News (FR)



Jerry Léonide - Entourage

I like to express myself musically in many different formations...solo, trio, quintet and others. Enclosed below are
some of the world class jazz musicians that I colaborate with in the studio and on tour to create the Jerry Léonide experience!


Gino Chantoiseau

Gino Chantoiseau

Double Bass, Contrebase
Vincent LeQuange

Vincent LeQuange

Soprano Saxophone
Sylvain Gontard

Sylvain Gontard

Flugel Horn
Jhonny Joseph

Jhonny Joseph

Drums, Percussions

Jerry Léonide
Multi-Award Winning Jazz Artist

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