"Théo Zipper, a master of the 4 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, 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. Ezra Krueger, his IDM alter ego producing hypnotic electronic beats. Théo can also be heard performing improvised bass solo sets like on his latest album "Impromptu".
As a leader, Théo released two albums "FAITH" and "Impromptu". 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, 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. The end of this period is marked by a jam-session with Didier Lockwood and Mike Stern.
Awards & Prizes
Journées Musicales de Carthage 2019 (w/ Aleph Quintet)
Tanit d'Argent - 2nd Prize
Dar Eyquem Prize
Brussels Jazz Marathon 2016 (w/ Théo Zipper Quartet)
1st Prize - Best Band
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