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.

Curious, attracted by surprising mixtures, and fond of new openings, Cédric Hanriot seeks to consider and approach crossovers differently. 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. The enthusiastic reception of Time is Color by the public as well as the press testifies to the strength of the magic operated by Hanriot. The choice to unreservedly take on his authenticity, his openness to a rich range of musical genres, and his quasi-scientific sensitivity to colors, textures, and musical dimensions have borne fruit.

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.

This man, who has accompanied the masters of jazz for ten years now, is now becoming one of them, an unclassifiable artist who searches for the right sounds and colors with a delicate stubbornness. His eclectic musical universe reflects the atypical background of a self-taught musician who built himself in his own time, and above all, in his own temporality. Cédric Hanriot is an inventive artist, inhabited by an embedded rich interior, which is expressed with a mixture of strength and finesse as rare as it is precious.

“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

Funkgurus are delighted to represent Cédric Hanriot within the United Kingdom 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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