Olivier Lancelot

Stride piano - Swing - Jazz - Cocktail piano

Bio

Olivier Lancelot has been appearing in Paris and worlwide since 1989. He started playing professionnally at the famous Parisian cabaret Les Trois Maillets (where he continues playing to this day), and then played in the Paris jazz clubs. More and more bands keep hiring him, and in 1994, he shares with Louis Mazetier the privilege of playing regularly with the internationally acclaimed band "Paris Washboard".

He can also be found in his favorite clubs in Paris (Petit Journal, Slow-Club, Caveau de la Huchette, le Bilboquet, l'Hippocampus), as well as in a number of international venues where his "stride" style, so spectacular, is always much appreciated.

In 1999, he creates his own trio "Lancelot et ses Chevaliers", and records a CD during a live concert. This trio has already played in le Franc Pinot, and at the festivals of Bayonne, Le Mont Dore, Villeneuve sur Lot, and at the Petit Opportun.

Nowadays he appears with this trio, or as a solo pianist, and continues to be hired by many bands as an accompanist or as a featured soloist.

But his repertoire is not limited to hard-core stride piano: he has also accompanied actor-singer Philippe Uchan in his show of French songs.

Discography

TitleBandDate
Ze French ProjectSextet d'Eric Luter (trompette, chant) autour du jazz chanté en français2015
A la dériveDuo avec Elisabeth Keledjian (chant)2013
GoodbyeJacky Milliet sextet2010
Maxim Saury Swing WashbandMaxim Saury quartet2008
Washboard WigglesCharles Prévost Washboard Band2006
Harlem Piano HighlightsStride Summit2003
Live au Festival de Samois sur SeineGilbert Leroux Trio2000
Lancelot et ses Chevaliers (trio)Trio Lancelot et ses Chevaliers1999
Les Roses de PicardieDéJazz (quartet)1999
The Love NestParis Washboard (quartet)1996
Sydney's BluesJuergen Stephan(Berlin)1996
Swing Feeling and Screamin' Jay HawkinsSwing Feeling (big band)1995
L'appel de dé-stressSpirit of Swing (trio)1994

Past concerts and festivals:

2017

25 March 2017
Lorrez le Bocage
Concert in La Cave A Jazz in Lorrez le Bocage, with the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)
18 March 2017
Nuit Du Jazz in Semoutiers
With the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)
11 March 2017
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris
Tribute to Boris Vian with Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals)
8 and 9 March 2017
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris
With the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)
5 February 2017
Cherbourg
Concert for the Cherbourg Jazz Club, with the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)
20 January 2017
the Jazz Club in Moulins
Concert at the Jazz Club in Moulins, with the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)

2016

26 november 2016
Nuit du Jazz in Villeurbanne
With the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)
26 September 2016
Espace Carpeaux in Courbevoie
Concert at the Espace Carpeaux, part of the series of Monday Cabaret Jazz Club, with the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)
7 August 2016
Jazz en Puisaye Festival
Concert in Rogny les Sept Ecluses as part of the Jazz en Puisaye festival, with the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)
28 and 29 June 2016
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris
With the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)
15 May 2016
Dixie Days Festival in Sainte Adresse (France)
Tribute to Benny Goodman with Dan Levinson (clarinett, saxophone), Malo Mazurié (trumpet), Leigh Barker (bass), Nicolas Peslier (guitar), and Stéphane Séva (vocals, washboard).
10 and 11 May 2016
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris
with the famous Dan Levinson (clarinette, saxophone) from New York, Cédric Caillaud (basse) and Stéphane Séva (vocals, washboard)
2 April 2016
Festival Escale N'Jazz, La Ville Du Bois
With the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass)

2015

18 October 2015
Jazz à la Sout', La Souterraine (France)
With the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass) , part of the Jazz à la Sout' series of concerts organized every year in La Souterraine
6 September 2015
Jazz aux Champs-Elysées concerts, Saint Quentin (France)
With the quintet Ze French Project: Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals), Stéphane Nossereau (drums, vocals), Cyril Guyot (saxophone, vocals), Jean-Pierre Rebillard (bass) , part of the Jazz aux Champs-Elysées series of concerts organized every year in Saint Quentin
22 August 2015
Parfum de Jazz Festival, Saint Paul Trois Châteaux (France)
17th Parfum De Jazz festival in Saint Paul Trois Châteaux with the Paris Washboard quartet: Daniel Barda (trombone), Alain Marquet (clarinet), Stéphane Séva (washboard).
13 July 2015
Casteljaloux Jazz Festival, Casteljaloux (France)
4th jazz festival in Casteljaloux: tribute to Benny Goodman with Dan Levinson (clarinet), Stéphane Séva (washboard), Nicolas Peslier (guitar), Cédric Caillaud (bass).

2014

18 October 2014
Nancy Swing Festival, Nancy (France)
15th swing festival in Nancy with the King Cool Cats orchestra.
9 and 10 August 2014
Jazz In Marciac Jazz Festival, Marciac (France)
France's biggest jazz festival, with Stéphane Séva (washboard), Didier Desbois (alto sax), Gilles Berthenet (trumpet).

2013

24 November 2013
Jazz aux Champs-Elysées concerts, Saint Quentin (France)
Solo stride piano concert, part of the Jazz aux Champs-Elysées series of concerts organized every year in Saint Quentin
21 August 2013
Festival Un Piano Dans La Pinède, Grand Village, Ile d'Oléron (France)
Festival about stride piano, piano solo alongside Berndt Lhotzky
15 août 2013
Jazz Estival, Le Landeron (Switzerland)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
27 May 2013
Duc des Lombards, Paris
With Dan Levinson (clarinet, saxophone) and Stéphane Séva (washboard). Concert boradcasted live on the TSF Jazz radio station.
23 March 2013
Jazz Festival in Saint Leu La Forêt (France)
Ze French Project with Eric Luter (trompette, chant).

2012

24 August 2012
Jazz Festival in Sargans (Switzerland)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
15 August 2012
Festival Les Mercredis du Château, Belfort (France)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
26 May 2012
Dixie Days Festival in Sainte Adresse (France)
With Dan Levinson (clarinet, saxophone) and Stéphane Séva (washboard).
5 April 2012
BeroJazz, Saint Aubin (Switzerland)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet

2011

22 September 2011
Stride Summit, Meilen (Switzerland)
Stride piano concert with Butch Thompson et Mike Goetz
17 August 2011
Festival Les Mercredis du Château, Belfort (France)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
11, 12, 13 August 2011
International Boogie Woogie Festival in La Roquebrou (France)
Olivier Lancelot Sextet with Didier Desbois (sax), Gilles Berthenet (trumpet), Pierre Frasque (bass), Lionel Grivet (drums)
26 June 2011
Jazz Festival in Saint Riquier (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)
24 June 2011
Jazz Festival in Montbard (France)
With the Cyril Jazz Band

2010

19 August 2010
Jazz Estival, Le Landeron (Switzerland)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
18 August 2010
Festival Les Mercredis du Château, Belfort (France)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
11, 12 August 2010
Jazz in Paese Festival in Corsica
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)
4 August 2010
Big Band Festival in Pertuis (France)
With the New Bumpers led by Fred Dupin (trumpet)
23 July 2010
Jazz Festival in Sanguinet (France)
Tribute to Boris Vian with Eric Luter (trumpet, vocals)
6 March 2010
Jazz Festival in Saint Leu La Forêt (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)

2009

29 July 2010
Festival Les Mercredis du Château, Belfort (France)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
27 and 28 June 2009
Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, Essex, Connecticut (USA)
Solo piano, and with different bands led by Dan Levinson (clarinet, saxophone)
13 June 2009
Jazz Festival in Luneray (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)
2 April 2009
BeroJazz, Saint Aubin (Switzerland)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
17 February 2009
Jazz Festival in Monségur (France)
With Stéphane Séva (washboard), Alain Marquet (clarinet)

2008

28 August 2008
Jazz Estival, Le Landeron (Switzerland)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
7 and 8 August 2008
Festival Jazz In Marciac (France)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
6 August 2008
Festival Les Mercredis du Château, Belfort (France)
With Jacky Milliet's sextet
15 July 2008
Festival Jazz à l'Amirauté, Le Val André (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)
28 and 29 June 2008
Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, Essex, Connecticut (USA)
Solo piano, and with different bands led by Dan Levinson (clarinet, saxophone)
26 June 2008
Small's Jazz Club, New York (USA)
Duet with Dan Levinson (clarinet)

2007

25 August 2007
Festival Jazz en Ré, on the island of Ré (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)
June 2007
Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, Essex, Connecticut (USA)
Solo piano, and with different bands led by Dan Levinson (clarinet, saxophone)

2005

22 May 2005
TV show: Vivement Dimanche, on France 2
TV Show "Vivement Dimanche!" hosted by Michel Drucker on France 2. The trio "Lancelot et ses Chevaliers" plays Harlem Joys. Thanks to Yves Coppens for inviting us to play on this show.

2003

30 August 2003
Festival Jazz en Ré, on the island of Ré (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)
15 July 2003
Festival Jazz à l'Amirauté, Le Val André (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)

2002

31 August 2002
Festival Jazz en Ré, on the island of Ré (France)
With Gilbert Leroux Washboard Group
15 August 2002
Festival de Jazz de Courseulles sur Mer (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)
26 July 2002
Festival Jazz sous les Charmes, Dreux
With Gilbert Leroux Washboard Group
12,13,14 July 2002
Whitley Bay Jazz Festival (England)
Olivier Lancelot Trio
9 March 2002
Jazz Festival in Saint Leu La Forêt (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)

2001

22 and 23 November 2001
Stride Piano Summit, Meilen (Switzerland)
Solo piano and piano duets with Mike Goetz, Tom Roberts, Dan Britenstein
23 March 2001
Piano-Bass Summit, Frankfurt (Germany)
Spécial guest with Daniel Barda

2000

10 and 11 August 2000
Festival Jazz In Marciac (France)
With Gilbert Leroux Washboard Group
29 July 2000
Jazz à la Sout' Jazz Festival, La Souterraine (France)
With Gilbert Leroux Washboard Group
17 July 2000
Jazz festival in Villeneuve Sur Lot (France)
Lancelot Et Ses Chevaliers Trio: Didier Desbois (sax), Stéphane Séva (washboard)
15 July 2000
Jazz Aux Remparts Festival, Bayonne
Lancelot Et Ses Chevaliers Trio: Didier Desbois (sax), Stéphane Séva (washboard)
6 to 9 July 2000
JazzAscona Festival, Ascona, (Switzerland)
With the Paris Washboard quartet
24 June 2000
Jazz festival in Samois sur Seine (France)
With Gilbert Leroux Washboard Group
19 and 20 February 2000
Sancy Snow Jazz Festival, Le Mont Dore (France)
Lancelot Et Ses Chevaliers Trio: Didier Desbois (sax), Stéphane Séva (washboard)

2001

23 February 2001
Nuits Jazz et Boogie, Paris (France)
With Gilbert Leroux Washboard Group

1999

7 August 1999
Festival de Jazz de Courseulles sur Mer (France)
With Claude Pou-Sullivan (washboard, vocals)
20 July 1999
Festival Musiques d'Eté, Toulouse (France)
With the Paris Washboard quartet
27 June 1999
Jazz Festival in Saint Riquier (France)
With the Déjazz quartet led by Charles Prévost (washboard), with Eric Luter (trompette), Cyril Guyot (sax)
11 to 16 January 1999
Storyville Jazz Club, Helsinki (Finland)
Solo piano, and with the Paris Washboard quartet

1998

21 August 1998
Riom Ville En Jazz festival , Riom (France)
Stride piano duet with Philippe Bas
17 and 18 July 1998
Jazz festival in Köpenick (Germany)
With the Paris Washboard quartet
July 1998
JazzAscona Festival, Ascona, (Switzerland)
With the Paris Washboard quartet
Juin 1998
Du Maurier Jazz Festival, Toronto (Canada)
With the Paris Washboard quartet

1997

July 1997
Jazz festival in Köpenick (Germany)
With the Paris Washboard quartet
31 July to 2 August 1997
Great Connecticut Jazz Festival, Moodus, Connecticut (USA)
With the Paris Washboard quartet
July 1997
JazzAscona Festival, Ascona, (Switzerland)
With the Paris Washboard quartet
June 1997
Du Maurier Jazz Festival, Toronto (Canada)
With the Paris Washboard quartet
28 and 29 January 1997
Le Petit Opportun jazz club, Paris (France)
With Jean-Loup Longnon (trumpet), Nicolas Montier (sax), Nicolas Peslier (banjo)

1996

July 1996
JazzAscona Festival, Ascona, (Switzerland)
With the Paris Washboard quartet

1994

22 to 24 February 1994
Le Petit Opportun jazz club, Paris (France)
With Jean-Loup Longnon (trumpet), Nicolas Montier (sax), Nicolas Peslier (banjo)
18 to 24 July 1994
Jazz festival in Mölde (Norway)
With the Paris Washboard quartet

1992

11 and 12 February 1992
Latitudes jazz club, Paris (France)
Stride piano duet with Louis Mazetier

Orchestres

Paris Washboard, Swingtime Memories de Claude Tissendier, Olivier Franc Jazz Quintet, Jacques Doudelle Jazz Orchestra, Five O'Clock Jazz Band, Stardust, Alligator Jazz Band, Royal Tencopators.

Accompagne souvent Maxim Saury, Gilbert Leroux, Eric Luter, Jean-Loup Longnon, Claude Tissendier, Irakli, Marcel Zanini, Philippe de Preissac, Marc Richard, Claude Pou-Sullivan, Poumy Arnaud, Alain Marquet, Daniel Barda, Christelle Pereira.