"Théo Zipper, a master of the four strings"
- Jazzism (Netherlands)
Musician, bassist and composer, Théo Zipper is a multi-faceted artist.
Raised by an architect father and a painter mother, shape and movement have always been a fascination and a guideline in his musical explorations.
Aleph Quintet (Igloo Records), a French/Tunisian band who creates a crossover between jazz and arabic music. KLLAP a duet with trumpeter Aristide d'Agostino, exploring the connection between free jazz, electronic music and cinema. ATHERIS a powerful band that creates a mix of deep electronic and rock grooves. Théo can also be heard performing improvised bass and electronic solo sets like on his albums "Impromptu" and "Prohibition EP"
As a band leader, Théo released one album "FAITH" and the upcoming "Sauvage". As a collaborator, Théo has participated in several records as composer, arranger, and producer.
He has performed on a large number of stages, among the most prestigious: Botanique, VK, Grand' Place, Jazz Station, Saint Jazz Festival, River Jazz Festival, Théâtre Marni (Belgium), Cité de la Culture (Tunisia), Jazz en Baie (France)...
During his studies, he was taught by several great teachers: Francesco Castellani, Lilian Bencini, Gérard Maurin. He will learn from them the importance of immersing himself in the practice of art.
He also took lessons from Richard Bona, Laurent Coq, and Gilles Coquard and also performing in big ensemble concerts with Vincent Laffont (ONJ), and Louis Winsberg.
awards & prizes
Prix de la Presse Musicale 2022
w/ Aleph Quintet
La Semaine Du Son / CINEMATEK / Sabam
Film scoring for the movie "Phasmes"
Journées Musicales de Carthage 2019
Dar Eyquem Prize
w/ Aleph Quintet
Brussels Jazz Marathon 2016
w/ Théo Zipper Quartet
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