Yannick Robert

Yannick Robert

Instrument: Guitar | Location: Paris

With such a technique, and such a rich sound, who knows how to borrow with elegance from Jim Hall, as much as from John Abercrombie.
—Jean-Yves Chaperon, Zurban

Updated: November 17, 2021

Born: October 3, 1960

Guitarist, with a very unique finger playing technic, French Ibanez guitar schools teaching director, Nancy’Music Academy International permanent member, Yannick Robert is very active on the french and international jazz and fusion scene since years. He is endorsed by Ibanez since 1992, who built for him a Fretless signature model, he takes part to the Fretless Guitar Masters and Village of the Unfretted recordings. He is also endorsed by Savarez strings.

He recently took part on the cine-concert of the original movie soundtrack The Artist with the Strasbourg symphonic orchestra and the composer Ludovic Bource.

He produced more than twenty methods and teaching Dvds, and has released about twenty albums among which La Danse du Chat (2011) and Echec et Malt (2013), recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios with the Blues & Beyond Quartet, with world known bass player Dominique Dipiazza, harmonicist Sébastien Charlier et drummer Yoann Schmidt, with whom he has toured in the whole world.

He recently released with his Soul Cages Trio (2017) an album dedicated to jazz arrangements of Sting’s compositions, and also Baïkal (2017) in duet with Belgian bass-player Benoit Vanderstraeten, and finally with the Millenium trio (2018) with Franck Agulhon (drums) et de Benoit Vanderstraeten (basse).

In September 2019 has been released AGORA quartet’s first album recorded with Franck Agulhon, Diégo Imbert (cb) and Sébastien Charlier.

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They told about him…

“We can hear Jim Hall's delicate print, but also Wes Montgomery's more obvious one.” LE MONDE DE LA MUSIQUE – Franck Bergerot

“..With such a technique and such a rich sonority, which borrows with elegancy to Jim Hall and John Abercrombie…..A lot of imagination, energy and movement.” ZURBAN – Jean-Yves Chaperon

« One of the most interesting fusion artists coming out from Europe in recent years, French guitarist and composer Yannick Robert truly conveys a world vision, mixing a wide spectrum on his sonic palette, from « Celtic Jazz » to Funk

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Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Clinic/Workshop Information

A lot of publications about improvisation, comping, and phrasing, that can be used for every clinic. Clinics can be given in french, english, and spanish. A lot of learning modules are also available on www.imusic-school.com Yannick Robert is the teaching director of the french Ibanez guitar schools, and is a permanent member of the Music Academy International of Nancy (France) since years. For more infos, visit my Gumroad page at www.gumroad.com/yarobert



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Yannick Robert Albums