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Fabien Mary was born in 1978 in France and started music at 8 with classical studies at the conservatory of Evreux (with Jacques Lecointre) and in Rouens CNR until he was 20 years old. He then started to concentrate on jazz as he met the tenor sax André Villéger and trumpet player François Chassagnite.
Upon his arrival in Paris in 1998, he quickly became one of the first-call trumpet player and worked with François Théberge, Gérard Badini for the Super Swing Machine, Xavier Richardeau (Duc des Lombards Jazz Affair, the home band of the famous Parisian club)& In 2000, he joined Paris Jazz Big Band under the direction of Nicolas Folmer and Pierre Bertrand. This big band received in 2005 a Django d'Or and Victoire de la Musique. The same year, Fabien Mary, Sophie Alour and Eric Poirier created the Vintage Orchestra . In 2002, « Twilight » (Elabeth), his first album as a leader, received a Django d'Or Young Talent .
In 2004, Fabien Mary received the prize «Jazz à Juan Révélation 2004 » and opened the 2005 festival on the stage of the Pinède Gould with his quartet..
In 2005, his second album, « CHESS » is released. The repertoire gathers five compositions & five standards (written by Kenny Dorham, Bud Powell or Jimmy Heath).
In 2007, Fabien created an octet, « Four and Four», adding four musicians to his quartet: Pierrick Pedron (alto sax), David Sauzay (tenor sax & flute), Thomas Savy (baritone sax & bass clarinet) and Jerry Edwards (trombone). The band plays music arranged and composed by Fabien Mary, as well as some arrangements offered by saxophonist Chris Byars who is leading a similar octet in New York. The band playd many festivals such as Jazz en Tourraine, TanJazz (Morroco), Jazz à Beaune, Olympia (Paris, for the Nuit TSF), JazzinCheverny, Jazz, National Theater of Bayonne...
In 2008, Fabien settled in New York and played with musicians such as David Hazeltine, Steve Ash, John Webber, Randy Napoleon, Frank Basile, Mike Karn...
His new album "QUARTET + ONE" (Elabeth Records / October 2010) features New York baritone saxophonist Frank Basile.
Among the musicians hes played with are Wynton Marsalis (Marciac Jazz Festival in 2004 with Eric Lewis on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass & Herlin Riley on drums), Diana Krall (recording of a cd and DVD « Live in Paris » with the Paris Jazz Big Band), Johnny Griffin, Steve Turre, Michel Legrand, Spanki Wilson, Dave Liebman, Preston Love, Archie Shepp, Baptiste Trotignon, Doug Sides, Steve Williams, René Urtreger, Stephane Belmondo, Alain Jean-Marie, Christian Escoudé, Maurice Vander, André Ceccarelli, Luigi Trussardi&