|Marc Antoine (Spain) - guitar |
Guitarist, composer and producer, Marc Antoine, born in Paris (France), was 11 years old when he started playing guitar. At age 13, his father sent him to the conservatory where he would study classical music. At 17 he'd already won many prizes and started showing an interest in a variety of music genres including jazz, rock, Afro, pop, and more. Unless a devastating accident to his left hand, his love and passion for music helped him overcome this tragedy. After that he performed in clubs in Paris, recorded for artists and worked in London with great bands like Soul to Soul. His world tour travelling led him to spend time in Tokyo where he became an acclaimed session player. After moving to Los Angeles his career continued by playing for Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Steward, Cher, Selena, Queen Latifah, George Benson, Guru Jazzmatazz, Take 6 and others. He also composed and performed for major movie soundtracks. Marc began his successful solo career in 1994 with his first album "Classical Soul". His career boasts many #1 hits on the R&R contemporary jazz charts, as well as topping the Billboard charts. Regularly touring with contemporary jazz artists like Dave Koz, Chris Botti, Jeff Lorber, Jeffrey Osborne, David Benoit, Larry Carlton, he also performs or records with Jazz Legends such as Peter Erskine, Jimmy Haslip, Mike Mainieri, Dave Valentin, Christian McBride, and Mark Egan. Marc currently resides in Madrid (Spain) where he writes and produces in his studio when he´s not giving concerts.