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Daniel Humair

DANIEL HUMAIR was born 23 05 1938 in Geneva.
Drummer by training, Daniel Humair decides in 1958, to come to try his luck in Paris - capital of the European Jazz - and work immediately with artists legendary as Don Byas, Lucky Thompson, Kenny Dorham, Bud Powell, Oscar Petitford, Chet Baker or Eric Dolphy, Martial Solal, Stéphane Grappelli. In fact, with the exception of Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, Daniel Humair was next to most of the jazzmen of the last 40 years.
His discography is more than 200 records, of which about ten under his name.

All his career was marked out by numerous distinctions, particularly an appointment in the rank of KNIGHT, OFFICER then COMMANDER OF THE ARTS AND THE MEN OF LETTERS by the French government, it in 1986, 1992 and 2002. 
1987 obtains the GRAND PRIX OF the JAZZ awarded by the ASSOCIATION OF COMPOSERS AND MUSIC PUBLISHERS TO PROTECT COPYRIGHT AND ROYALTIES, the price CHARLIE PARKER of the ACADEMY (REGIONAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY) of the RECORD, and the Price IN HONOREM of the ACADEMY CHARLES CROS for its whole career.
1998 Better European musician by the Academy of the Jazz, 1999 Victoire de la Musique for the “Triple ENTENTE” record (Kuhn Humair Jenny Clark).
Price of the ACADEMY CHARLES CROS for the record HEM (Humair Urtreger Michelot), 2000 Victoire de la Musique for the record HEM, 2004 Victoires de la Musique In Honorem Nominated, 2015 Swiss Grand Prix of the music.

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