Olivier Hutman / Nicole Herzog Trio or Olivier Hutman Quartet

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Olivier HutmanBiography

Olivier Hutman was born November 12, 1954 in Boulogne, France. He is a pianist, arranger & composer.


PHD, Ethnology on Urban Music in Ghana, under the Supervision of Jean Rouch

Musical Education

10 years study, piano, National Conservatory of Music, St Maur (France)


Composer, arranger in jazz, theatre, films: jingles, music for industrial films & documentaries (more than 200 scores: Lancôme, Sanofi, Rhône Poulenc, Chanel, Nestle, etc…)

TV documentaries, pianist or/and arranger for:

Michel LEGRAND, Philippe SARDE/Hubert ROSTAING, David GILMORE. Olivier Hutman has worked with Bertrand Tavernier, Serge Moati, Jean Paul Goude. Commissioned by International Musik Festival, Davos (CH) to write suite performed by members of the New York Philharmonic, 1993

Career as a Pianist

Accompanist for pop singers, amongst which: Henri Salvador, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour

As a Jazz Performer

Founder of Moravagine 1975

Member of Chute Libre 1975-1977

Christian Escoude Quartet 1981-1983

Founds own Trio Olivier Hutman/Marc Berteaux/Tony Rabeson 1983-1989

Eric Lelann Quartet ,1984-1988

Barney Wilen Quartet 1991-1992

As a Sideman has worked and recorded with many artists amongst which :

Pepper Adams, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Harry ‘ Sweets’ Edison, James Mody, Michel Legrad, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mark Murphy, Stephane Grappelli, Toots Thielemans, Gary Bartz, Junior Cook, Frank Wess, Clifford Jordan, Mundell Lowe, Teddy Edwards, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Von Freeman, Steve Grossman, Tom Harrell, George Garzone, Rich Perry, Steve Williams, Roy Hargrove.

Tours and Festivals

Antibes MIDEM-Cannes 1987/93/98

Singapore, Bombay, Montreal 1987/93

Prague, Middleheim (Antwerpen), Angoulême, Nîmes, Nancy, Festival de Paris, La Réunion, Tokyo 1991/93

Leverkusen, Berlin, Warsaw, Montreux, Brussels, Amsterdam, Calvi, Davos (CH) 1991/92/93/94

Newport Jazz Festival, Saratoga (USA), 1993

La Villette (Paris) 1993

Tahiti 1995,

Martinique 1994

USA (Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles), 1995

Edinburgh, 1999, 2004

Singapore/Malaysia 2003

Hungaria 2004, Iceland 2004

Madagascar 2005

Washington, New York 2005,

Malaysia, Singapore, Djakarta 2005

(Blue Note, Lincoln Center, IAJE) New York 2006/07

European Tour with Singer Denise King 2010

European Tour with Denise King & Olivier Hutman Trio (France, Germany, Italy, Belgium,

Switzerland) 2011


Over two hundred LP’s and CD’s with numerous pop and jazz artists and as a leader, in Paris, Zurich, Rome, New York (Skyline Studios New York, Acoustic Recordings Brooklyn New York), Los Angeles (Castle Oak Studios), Tokyo


Prix Boris VIAN, French Academy of Jazz, for Best Record of the Year 1984

2nd European Keyboardist in Jazz Hot Magazine Readers Poll 1987

Nomination for Best Record 1997

Awards for recordings in 2002, 2003, 2008 (Le Monde, TSF, FIP, France-Infos, Jazzman), French Jazz Academy

Awards for Films

Mon Oncle, best score, Biarritz, 1986

Printemps Perdu, Best Score Montreal 1995

Virtual Allergy, Best Score, Biarritz 1999

D&O Biarritz 2010, Featured Artist

Dictionnaire du Jazz (Robert Laffont) Cambridge University Dictionnary of Music.

Grove Dictionary of Music (Ed. 2000)









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