Hadrien Feraud is a rising star in the bass world. In addition to recent collaborations with John McLaughlin and Chick Corea, he has also released his debut CD as a solo artist.

Hadrien Feraud is one of the rising young stars of the bass world. He was born in Paris on August 16, 1984. His parents, both musicians, immersed him early in many different musical styles including rock 'n' roll, blues, funk, new wave, traditional and jazz. After brief flirtations with guitar and drums, he became curious about the bass--and at age 12, hearing Jaco Pastorius with Weather Report sealed his fate. As he dedicated himself to his new love, Hadrien also discovered other players such as Dominique Dipiazza (who also became a friend), Victor Bailey, Christian McBride, Anthony Jackson, Matthew Garrison, Gary Willis, Richard Bona and others.

In 2001, Hadrien played at the "Basse Contre Basse" concert in memory of double bass player Francois Jenny-Clark. Joined by Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc on guitars and Franck Agulhon on drums, Hadrien was quickly noticed by the star-studded audience which included Richard Bona, Garcia Fons, Dominique Dipiazza and the Moutin brothers.

The next year Hadrien formed a power trio called Le Cartel, with Jim (guitarist) and Jon (drummer) Grandcamp. Bireli Lagrene invited the group to play at the "Night of the Musicians," at the Trianon Palace in Paris, and after that the band went on to play on various stages in France and abroad.

Eager to meet other bass players, Hadrien decided to compete at the Euro Bass Day in Verona in 2003 and was selected as a finalist; he also took first prize at the French national contest "Haut les basses" in 2004.

Hadrien has shared stages with such names as Rido Bayonne, Sheik Tidiane, Marc Berthoumieux, Jean Marie Ecay, Mokhtar Samba, Dominique Dipiazza, N'guyene Le, Thierry Eliez, Flavio Boltro, Paban Das Baul, Bireli Lagrene and Andre Ceccarelli.



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