Cedric Hanriot

Cedric Hanriot
Cédric Hanriot is a pianist, composer, arranger, sound designer, and music producer. Winner of prestigious scholarships and international awards. 

Cédric is known worldwide for his collaborations with jazz luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Terri Lyne Carrington, Robert Glasper and Donny McClaslin. He served as pianist and sound designer on Dianne Reeves’s album Beautiful Life, which won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2015. 

Cédric Hanriot aims to consider and approach crossovers differently because he is curious, drawn to surprising combinations, and fond of new openings. To breathe freshness into his creations, he draws inspiration from great classical composers (Fauré, Ravel, Messiaen, Chopin), but he also draws equally from electronic music, hip-hop (Common, Kendrick Lamar), neo-soul (Angelo, Erykah Badu), and pop, all while linking it to his profound jazz identity (Bud Powell, Errol Garner, George Duke, Brad Mehldau). 

In 2022, Cédric released his latest album, "Time is Color", under his label Morphosis Arts. Time is Color is a singular work, a powerful mixture of jazz, hip-hop, and urban music – an album that resembles himself. Time is Color, launched on September 9, 2022, has been the subject of a number of glowing reviews (Le Monde, Blues and Soul Magazine, The Jazz Shows with Jamie Cullum, among others). The album was quickly voted CHOC by Jazz Magazine, '5-stars' by BBC Magazine, and ranked among the 'ten best albums of the year 2022' by the English magazine MOJO. 

During 2023, Cedric performed Time is Color at concerts in France (Jazz à Vienne, Jazz in Marciac, Marly Jazz Festival, Festival Puy En Velay, la Gare/le Gore, Sunside, Conservatoire de Malakoff, les Trinitaires, Lavoir Théâtre, le Solar), Eastern Europe (Poland, Macedonia, Romania, Greece), other concerts in Europe (England, Scotland, Germany, Luxembourg) as well as a tour in Mexico. Tours are planned for 2024 in China, South America, Africa and India.

Cedric also performs his French Stories album with John Patitucci and Terri Lyne Carrington - acoustic jazz performing songs from Chanson Française, and a tribute to Gabriel Fauré with Jimmie Herrod. This project is a classical-jazz crossover of piano and voice, performing songs from Gabriel Fauré and will tour in the US in early April.

“Cédric is one of the most talented musicians I know. His wide range of abilities from playing to arranging and sound design, makes him a triple threat "
Terri Lyne Carrington - 3 time Grammy Award-winning drummer & producer

“Wow!! Your record “Time is Color” is really great!! I heard the whole album “Time is Color” twice so far and new elements continue to unfold. It’s truly terrific. The music material and the approach are groundbreaking. Huge congratulations Cédric !!” Herbie Hancock

Funkgurus are delighted to represent Cédric Hanriot for 2023/24.


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  • Award-winning pianist, composer, arranger, sound designer and music producer
  • Appearances at major international festivals and clubs incl. Jazz à Vienne Festival, New Morning, Ystad Jazz Festival, Unterfarht, Kennedy Center, Iridium, Vancouver and Victoria International Jazz Festivals.
  • 'Time is Colour' named in 'Ten best albums of the year' by MOJO magazine and '5-Stars' by the BBC
  • Collaborations with Jazz luminaries such as Herbie Hancock and Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Studied at The Berklee College of Music
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