BIOGRAPHY

Philippe Crettien, born in the South of France, son of French diplomats grew up primarily in North Africa, The United States and England. Raised in a musical family was exposed at a young age to an eclectic array of music. Studied piano and the alto saxophone in High School while attending the French Lycee in London. After listening to John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Sonny Rollins switched to the tenor saxophone.

 

Attended Berklee College of Music and earned a BA in Professional music. Studied with Andy MGee, Joe Allard, Joe Viola, Charles Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner and Hal Crook.

 

After graduating Berklee College of music performed and recorded with Blues Singer Jelly Belly, Trudy Silver, Bill Lowe, John Medeski, Andy Jaffe, Mario Pavone, Bob Gullotti, Andre Jaume, Rick Pekham, and Dave Zinno, among others. Recorded three CD’s as a leader. Artistic director of the Toulon International jazz festival and director of the Toulon Jazz festival workshops 1991-2000.

 

Currently, jazz band director at The Rivers School in Weston MA, and Jazz chair at The Rivers School Conservatory.

MUSIC

Sample tracks from Philippe Crettien Quartet’s 2015 album, November Dusk

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PHOTOS

VIDEOS

Filmed in November 2014 during a recording session for Philippe Crettien Quartet’s album November Dusk.

PRESS

The personalities and skills within this quartet facilitate the perfect collaboration to create and execute this original music

– Serge Baudot

November Dusk album review | October 2014

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A beautiful and powerful performance

– Serge Baudot
Jazz Hot Magazine, Fall issue 2014

Performance at the Toulon Jazz Festival, France | July 23, 2014

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Expressive, delicate, tender jazz that is passionate and lyrical

– Serge Baudot
Jazz Hot Magazine, Fall Issue 2003

Relatively Out There album review

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A wonderful saxophonist who possesses a soulful sound and organic approach to improvising

– Donny McCaslin
Jazz Saxophonist

His rich tone and wide range of influences give him his own unique voice

– Bill Jones
Jazz Saxophonist

CONTACT

PHILIPPE CRETTIEN

Philippe@PhilippeCrettienMusic.com

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Philippe Crettien, born in the South of France, son of French diplomats grew up primarily in North Africa, The United States and England. Raised in a musical family was exposed at a young age to an eclectic array of music. Studied piano and the alto saxophone in High school while attending the French Lycee in London. After listening to John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Sonny Rollins switched to the tenor saxophone.

 

Attended Berklee College of Music and earned a BA in Professional music. Studied with Andy MGee, Joe Allard, Joe Viola, Charles Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner and Hal Crook.

 

After graduating Berklee College of music performed and recorded with Blues Singer Jelly Belly, Trudy Silver, Bill Lowe, John Medeski, Andy Jaffe, Mario Pavone, Bob Gullotti, Andre Jaume, Rick Pekham, and Dave Zinno among others. Recorded three CD’s as a leader. Artistic director of the Toulon International jazz festival and director of the Toulon Jazz festival workshops 1991-2000.

 

Currently, jazz band director at The Rivers School in Weston MA, and Jazz chair at The Rivers School Conservatory.

MUSIC

Sample tracks from Philippe Crettien Quartet’s 2015 album, November Dusk

Buy the album

Digital Download

itunescdbaby

Physical CD

Band website

VIDEOS

Filmed in November 2014 during a recording session for Philippe Crettien Quartet’s album November Dusk.

PRESS

The personalities and skills within this quartet facilitate the perfect collaboration to create and execute this original music.

– Serge Baudot

November Dusk album review

Read Full Article
A beautiful and powerful performance

– Serge Baudot
Jazz Hot Magazine, Fall issue 2014

Performance at the Toulon Jazz Festival, France | July 23, 2014

Read Full Article
A wonderful saxophonist who possesses a soulful sound and organic approach to improvising

– Donny McCaslin
Jazz Saxophonist

PHOTOS

CONTACT

PHILIPPE CRETTIEN

Philippe@PhilippeCrettienMusic.com