“Technical mastery has never been my goal. Music is not a competition. You play music. You live music. Music is sharing - it shouldn’t divide people.” Sylvain Luc
Sylvain Luc, born in 1965, began playing the guitar at the age of four, then he studied violin, and later cello for ten years at the Bayonne Conservatory. He moved to Paris in 1988, working there as arranger, composer as well as session musician+sideman of popular artists like Catherine Lara, Michel Jonazs, or Al Jarreau. He played jazz on bass in the Richard Galliano Trio and on guitar with Eric Le Lann.
As his contacts multiplied, Luc worked with some of the greatest musicians on the scene, including Wynton Marsalis, Steve Gadd, Lokua Kanza, Michel Legrand, Elvin Jones, Dee Dee Brigewater, Manu Katché, Stéphane Belmondo, Michel Portal, Bobby Thomas Jr., Andy Sheppard, Alain Caron, Bernard Lubat, Steve Lukather, Keyvan Chémirani, Victor Bailey, Larry Coyrell, Al Di Meola, Didier Lockwood, John Mc Laughlin, Billy Cobham, Richard Bona......