Bassist Sébastien Girardot has built a highly personal style on a foundation of classical training and early experience with New Orleans Revival style groups. Powerful and swinging, he is in wide demand across Europe and has appeared at the continents’ foremost jazz festivals and clubs alongside musicians such as Cecile McLorin Salvant, Leroy Jones, Harry Allen, Shannon Powell, Dan Barrett, Evan Christopher, Lillian Boutté and Fapy Lafertin. Mr. Girardot has also developed his international reputation on recordings for jazz labels including GHB, Jazz Crusade, Fremeaux, Jazzology, Lejazzetal and Black & Blue.
Since moving to Paris, Sebastien has developed into an extremely versatile musician, well-versed in many early 20th Century musical styles from blues to swing, biguine to choro and Gypsy jazz. He works regularly with Evan Christopher’s “Django à la Créole”, drawing heavily on his New Orleans background as well as his knowledge of creole rhythms and Django’s Music. His other current projects include La Section Rythimique (with David Blenkhorn and Guillaume Nouaux), Satchmo Gumbo (Jerome Etcheberry), and the Charlie Christian Project (Michel Pastre and Malo Mazurie).
Sébastien was also part of PBS’s recent performing arts series in a documentary entitled “From Harlem to Montmartre”.