Erik Truffaz discovered at the age of 8 years the pleasure of performing alongside his father who played the saxophone. At the age of 14, he electrified his trumpet and bought a wha wha pedal. In 1987, after performing in Montreux with the Group Brazilian Cruseiro do sul, he flew to New York... He signed with Blue Note in 1996. Between 1996 and 2008, he produced 12 albums with this famous label. In 2003, Erik Truffaz has the privilege to play with Harald Hearter Band, alongside Joe Lovano, Dewey Redman, Chris Potter, Michael Brecker who declares in Jazzthing magazine that Erik is one of the 3 trumpeters he prefers playing with. The other 2 being Roy Hargrove and Randy Brecker. In 2005, Erik Truffaz is invited by his master John Hassell to play at the Montreal festival. Alongside Malcolm Braff, Indrani and Apurba Mukherjee, he performed a residence in India leading to the Benares album. In 2008 he produced 3 albums: Benares, registered in Calcutta, Paris in Duet, with Sly Johnson, and Mexico City. Since 2010, he recorded In Between, El tiempo de la revolution, Being Human Being, a collaboration with Enki Bilal, and Doni Doni. Erik Truffaz keeps touring extensively.
Crédit photo : Yuji Watanabe