About author : HUMAIR Daniel


Daniel Humair (b. 23. May 1938 in Geneva, Switzerland) is one of the international jazz community’s most respected and active musicians since the late ‘50s. Humair’s three decades of contributions to improvised music were recognized officially in 1986 when he was named Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the government of France.

In 1987 Humair was awarded the Grand Prix du Jazz by SACEM (France’s music publishing organization) and in 1988 he received the highest jazz honors awarded annually by the French Recording Academy (Prix Charlie Parker) and the Academie Charles Cros (Prix “In Honorem,” the equivalent of the Grammy).

Winning both of the last two prizes is rare; receiving both in one year was unprecedented. Humair is also a professional abstract painter working mainly with acrylic paint on paper since 1962 and his artwork is included in the permanent collections of the City of Paris, the Swiss Government and several European museums including the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.

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