Damien Boureau (composition et guitare)
Damien Boureau was born in Rennes, one of the most dynamic and underground music cities in France. He was rocked in his youth, both by his parents’ jazz and progressive rock and by the rap, reggae, electro, punk and world music booming in the 90’s … He was interested in classical guitar, percussion, bass. The electric guitar, which he learns as an autodidact, became his instrument of predilection.
Fascinated by art in general, the creative process in particular, he decided to become a fusion guitarist. He went to Nancy and Paris to study improvisation and composition with some of the greatest French and European musicians such as Yannick Robert, Jean Marie Ecay, Gerard Curbillion, Michel Perez, Jean Marie Bellec, Christophe Godin or Peter Nathanson. He obtained a Jazz Guitar Prize, the state diploma of Amplified Contemporary Music and the competition of conservatories of the city of Paris.
Hyper-creative fusion guitarist, he is inspired by both jazz, rock and world music. He collaborates with artists such as Aurore Rakotomalala, Gaëlle Collin, Cédric Barré or Freddy.
In 2013, after ten years as an accompanist in different projects, motivated by the desire to express his own artistic world, Damien Boureau set up the progressive jazz band 4dB, with the ambition to mount a sustainable, artistically sound project offering creative, free music.