Ludovic Beier

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Born in 1978, Ludovic Beier learned the accordion from his father and benefited from being part of a musical family. He was brought up in the French tradition of the instrument and turned to jazz at young age. At only 24 years old, he was playing on the French, European, and American scenes with some of the top Gypsy Jazz players including Angelo Debarre, Dorado Schmitt, Martin Taylor, Stochelo Rosenberg, Paquito D’Rivera, and James Carter.

In 2006, even with Toots Thielemans at Carnegie Hall in New York City along with Herbie Hancock and Ivan Lins, for the concert produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta. He also had the great chance to play at top festivals and places around the world and especially in the US with Dorado Schmitt: Kennedy Center in DC, San Francisco Festival, the new Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Chicago Symphony Hall, Kimmel Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, Birdland (NYC), Olympia, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Blue Note (Milano), Festival de Jazz de Montreal (Canada), Phoenix Hall (Osaka- Japan) and Newport Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Montreal Jazz Festival.