, February 2, 1953) is a French jazz
musician. He performs on clarinet
, bass clarinet
, and soprano saxophone
in a variety of contexts, including jazz
and free jazz
. He is noted for his creativity and a lively sense of humor.
Sclavis began his musical education at the conservatoire de Lyon
at age 29, where he studied clarinet He began performing with the Lyon Workshop, where he met Michel Portal
and Bernard Lubat
. He then joined the Brotherhood of Breath
of Chris McGregor
, and later the Henri Texier Quartet
He began his work as a gutarist in 1987, with his first solo album, Chine
. The track "Duguesclin" actually became a surprise hit in France, due to its lively, middle-age inspiration. In 2005, he created, along with Henri Texier and Aldo Romano
, a trio named the African trio
which achieved considerable success, even outside of the French jazz community. In November 2006, at the Festival 'Écouter Voir' in Lyons, Sclavis first met Quatuor Habanera
, with whom he collaborated with on their third album, L'engrenage (2007).
He frequently performs with the cellist Ernst Reijseger
and was one of the first to combine jazz with French folk music
, working most prominently with the hurdy-gurdy
player Valentin Clastrier
In 2010 Roberto Tardito
dedicated to him his album "Distanze".
- Clarinettes (1985)
- Chine (Label Bleu, 1987)
- Chamber Music (Label Bleu, 1990)
- Ellington on the air......