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THOMAS ENHCO

Enhco Thomas, born on September 29, 1988 in Paris, is a pianist, violinist and jazz composer French.

HIS DEBUT

Coming from a family of renowned artists - it's mostly the little son of conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus - Thomas Enhco his first steps in music from the age of three years and then learning the violin with the piano at six. It follows a dual program, classical and jazz, he remains for all his studies.

He gives several concerts in a group of children, "Little Jazz Band" in the village festivals of Seine-et-Marne.

In 1998, his father-Didier Lockwood invited to play at the Jazz Festival in Juan in which he performed with Martial Solal. Violinist than the regularly invites its own concerts to a few songs (Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Jazz in Vienna, Jazz in Marciac ...) play.

At twelve, Thomas Enhco between Center Didier Lockwood (CMDL), where for three years, it is made up of French and international jazz musicians, and plays with Mike Stern, Biréli Lagrène, André Ceccarelli or NHØP.

At thirteen, he was noticed by the American drummer Peter Erskine offered to the creation of his first album, Sketch, widely praised by guiding the critics and the public.

Three years later, in 2004, he entered the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris in the jazz and improvised music, where he attends classes including Riccardo Del Fra, Hervé Sellin, Dré Pallemaerts and François Théberge.

From 2006-2009, he received a grant from the SACEM Action Fund, a tool for career development.

MEETINGS AND HIS MUSICAL GROUPS

At fourteen, Thomas Enhco form his own group, Enhco Thomas & Co., a trio which he plays the piano and the violin, with Zacharie Abraham on bass and Nicolas Charlier on drums. His brother David Enhco, trumpeter, joined the group soon after.

Since then, the quartet concerts in France and given abroad: jazz festivals in Samois-sur-Seine, Montauban, Orleans, Capbreton, Barcelonnette, Hardelot, Touraine Jazz, Jazz in Vauvert, Sunset-Sunside, New Morning, International Association for Jazz Education (and) (New York), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Jazz Festival Manila (Philippines), d'Avigliana (Italy), Tokyo Jazz Festival 2008 (Japan), ...

In 2006, Didier Lockwood joins the group to a quintet with which he performed in France (jazz in Vienna Calvi Jazz Festival, Paris Olympia, Trianon Theatre du Chatelet, Sunset-Sunside) and abroad (form Washington, Shanghai, Wuhan, Beijing, Funchal, and Morocco).

In March 2008, Thomas Enhco accompanies the violin and the piano singer Jane Birkin, during a visit to Latin America (Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile).

He took part in the show and the Diva Jazz Opus II, directed by Alain Sachs, together with soprano Caroline Casadesus, his mother, his brother David Enhco and Didier Lockwood.

Thomas Enhco played the piano or violin, alongside artists such as Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Billy Cobham, Martin Taylor, André Ceccarelli, Toots Thielemans, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Biréli Lagrène, Bobby Durham, Rhoda Scott Etienne M'Bappé, Sylvain Luc, Nicolas Folmer, Thomas Bramerie, Johnny Griffin, Christian McBride and Maxim Vengerov and Vadim Repin and opening for Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter and McCoy Tyner.

If it happens to perform solo, as a pianist or violinist, Thomas Enhco plays regularly in the following musical groups:

  • Didier Lockwood en The Jazz Angels, met bassist en drummer Simon Tailleu Nicolas Charlier;
  • Thomas Enhco Trio met Nicolas Charlier en bassist Chris Jennings
  • Caroline Casadesus Duo & Thomas Enhco
  • Duo Thomas & David Enhco
  • Duo Thomas & Enhco Vassilena Serafimova (Bulgaarse percussionist)
In December 2010, he is the poster of the show The Green Devils, directed by dancer Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Julien Derouault, with original music he composed with his brother David Enhco and DJ Malik Berki. 
In June 2013, he won the award for Newcomer of the Year by the Jazz Victories
DISCOGRAFIE
  • 2006 : Esquisse, Ames
  • 2009 : Someday My Prince Will Come, Blue in Green (Japon), Ames (France)
  • 2012 : Fireflies, Label Bleu
  • 2015 : Feathers, Classics Jazz France
FILMOGRAPHY
  • 2010 : Aux Arts Citoyens, composition de la bande originale du documentaire de Daniel Schick.
  • 2012 : Les Cinq Parties du Monde : composition de la bande originale du téléfilm de Gérard Mordillat
REWARDS
  • 2010 : 3ème prix au concours de piano jazz international Martial Solal  ;
  • 2010 : Djangodor dans la catégorie « nouveau talent » pour son album Someday My Prince Will Come ;
  • 2011 : 1 er prix ex-aequo du premier concours international d’orchestres de jazz du festival Jazz à Montauban avec son groupe Thomas Enhco & Co.
  • 2012 : FIPA d'Or de la Meilleure Musique Originale, pour le film Les Cinq Parties du Monde.
  • 2013 : Révélation de l'année lors des Victoires du Jazz 2013.