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          French jazz drummer, Guillaume Nouaux is a key artist on the international jazz scene. A highly regarded sideman and accomplished bandleader, he has been performing on Europe's biggest jazz stages and festivals for over thirty years and regularly tours around the world. With a discography of over a hundred albums, he is also a prolific drummer in recording studios. Invited to play drums behind top artists from his early age, the endless list of his fruitful artistic collaborations speaks for itself. He played alongside Chuck Berry, Donald Harrison, Steve Lacy, Red Holloway, Scott Robinson, Harry Allen, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, Evan Christopher, Ken Peplowski, Victor Goines, Leroy Jones, Warren Vaché, Wycliffe Gordon, Dan Barrett, John Allred, Lucien Barbarin, Nicki Parrott, Howard Alden, Don Vappie, Cécile McLorin Salvant, David Linx, Didier Lockwood, David Torkanowsky, Dado Moroni, Rossano Sportiello, Butch Thompson, Jason Marsalis… As a leader and producer, many albums he has produced under his own name have been awarded as « Best classic jazz album of the year » by the prestigious Académie du Jazz in Paris (Awards in 2011 and 2020). Still as bandleader, he received three times the « Prix du Hot Club de France » rewarding the best album of the year (Awards in 2014, 2019 and 2020). Widely acclaimed in France but also all around the world, his latest records have received praise from music critics all over Europe, the United States, Russia, Japan and even Australia. Also author of reference books about jazz drumming, Guillaume Nouaux is now unanimously recognised by his peers and by jazz critics as one of the best European drummers and bandleader specializing in traditional jazz.

Guillaume Nouaux | crédit photo © Philippe Marzat (2019)

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Batteur Magazine
La Gazette Bleue d'Action Jazz
Bulletin du Hot Club de France
Jazz Magazine
Batterie Magazine




Custom drum kit, chestnut wood, 7 ply

Finition «Antik White Pearl»

BD  18x12  |  20x12  |  24x14

TT  12x08   |  13x09 

FT  14x14  |  16x14

Endorsed artist ART CUSTOM DRUMS since 2010



Guillaume Nouaux signature model (hickory)

Mallets - 29S model

Endorsed artist PROORCA since 2010

Art Custom Drums



Byzance Traditional Medium Thin Crash 19

Byzance Sand Medium Crash 18

Byzance Traditional China 16

Byzance Traditional Splash 10

Byzance Jazz Thin Hi Hat 14

Endorsed artist MEINL since 2007



Chromatics Set Ø 40/15mm

Optimizer Hi-Hat & Ride

Endorsed artist CYMPAD since 2023

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