Renaud Garcia-Fons (1962) is a French-Catalan Double-bass player and composer, notable for his
customised 5-stringed bass. Garcia-Fons'
father is the painter Pierre Garcia-Fons
and his family is of Catalan origin. In the early 1980s Garcia-Fons enrolled at the Paris Conservatory where he studied with François Rabbath
who taught him also his special technique of playing arco. Garcia-Fons is known for his melodic sense and his
viola-like col arco sound.
Garcia-Fons is influenced by jazz and classical music as well as flamenco, musette and "imaginary folklore" traditions. He started playing jazz in Roger Guérin
band. From 1987 to 1993 he was part of a French all-double bass ensemble L'Orchestre de Contrebasses before he played in the Orchestre National de Jazz Claude Barthélémy. He collaborated with jazz musicians like Jean-Louis Matinier, Michael Riessler, Nguyên Lê, Michel Godard
He also contributed to recordings of Gerardo Núñez
and to Middle Eastern players such as Kudsi Erguner, Dhafer Youssef and Cheb Mami.
At the Tehran Roudaki Hall and Vahdat Hall on February 18 and 19 he will improvise and play his own compositions.
Ticket booking will be announced soon.