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Ludovic Beier



Biography

Ludovic Beier, from Paris, has been a regular at the The Django Reinhardt Festival playing accordion and accordina, a very interesting instrument sometimes called a mouth accordion. He performs at major festivals all over the world alongside the greats of jazz. Born in 1978, he has been a jazz musician at heart since his childhood. He discovered his idols (Chick Corea, George Duke, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and George Benson) who have been an influence during the years of his musical training. In Europe, he played alongside the legendary guitarist Angelo Debarre, which marked the beginning of his career as a jazz musician, and the rest is history. He traveled to New York City to perform at Birdland, where he had an opportunity to perform with Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt, Tchavolo Schmitt, and many American jazz greats, including James Carter, Paquito D'Rivera, and Frank Wess. He has recorded many CDs; his latest is Come into My Swing. He had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall at The Magic of Toots, a tribute to Toots Thieloemans, alongside Herbie Hancock, Eliane Elias, Ivan Lins, and others.


-Updated October 2011.

Ludovic Beier