Alto saxophone, composer and improviser…

…François Carrier ranked among the DownBeat’s Reader Poll 2013 for Best Alto Sax Players List. In 2001 he was awarded the Juno Award for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” for his album Compassion on Naxos Jazz.

So far, François has released 30 albumss on labels such as Justin-Time Records, Spool Records, Leo Records (UK), FMR Records (UK), Ayler Records (France), Naxos Jazz, 482 Music (NY, USA) and Not Two (Poland).

He has played and recorded with jazz giants such as Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko, Uri Caine, Jason Moran, Dewey Redman, Mat Maneri, Sonny Greenwich, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Edwards, Rafal Mazur and many others. He has been a long time collaborator with drummer Michel Lambert. Together, Michel and François have toured numerously in Europe, Asia and Canada. He has participated in many jazz festivals around the world, including the “Festival de Jazz de Montreux”, Jazz à Vienne in France, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazzmandu Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, to name a few. François stayed six months at the Quebec Studio in Rome in 2002 and six months at the Quebec Studio in London UK in 2011 where he composed and develop more exiting projects.

New tours are scheduled for spring and autumn 2015.

Nota Bene :

iO just came out on FMR and UNKNOWABLE on Not Two records. A public appearance of his new Free Opera is in preparation for 2016/2017 in London and St. Petersburg.

“Every life form in the universe is a source of vibration, hence music. So let’s sing, dance and play to the sounds of Life.”


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François Carrier, Alexey Lapin, Michel Lambert, May 29, 2014.


François Carrier, Michel Lambert, Rafal Mazur, Alchemia Klub, Krakow, June 1st, 2014.

véritables compositions de l’instant

LE JAZZ A SA TRIBUNE.édition du 25 octobre 2015 //  CHRONIQUE FRANÇOIS CARRIER & MICHEL LAMBERT IO François Carrier (as), Michel Lambert (dms) Label / Distribution : FMR Records La fidélité ne se mesure pas au nombre de disques enregistrés en...

le goût de la nouveauté

LE JAZZ A SA TRIBUNE. édition du 18 octobre 2015 // / ISSN 2102-5487 CHRONIQUE CARRIER / LAMBERT / MAZUR UNKNOWABLE  François Carrier (as), Rafał Mazur (b) Michel Lambert (dms)  Label / Distribution : Not Two Records La ligne de force qui relie depuis...

Jazz and Improvised

Something In the Air : Skilful Eastern European Musicians are No Polish Joke : Since the realignment of East and West after the fall of the Berlin Wall, musicians of every stripe have found new playing opportunities and partners. In the former Soviet countries, one...

Carrier Lambert Kruglov Sandomirsky

François Carrier & MIchel Lambert featuring Alexey Kruglov & Grigory Sandomirsky : Live @ Alexeï Kozlov Club in Moscow, Russia, June 1st 2015. Video by Koslov Club Sound by François...