A guitarist and composer of uncommon depth and purpose, both musically and socially, Jean Chaumont has emerged as a formidable presence on the international jazz scene. Born in France, he relocated to Princeton, New Jersey in late 2014 and promptly began work on his debut album The Beauty of Differences (out June 15, 2018), featuring world-class drummer Rudy Royston and eight-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Tierney Sutton.
He has been an active member of the quintet Goud (featuring Josiah Woodson) and the duo Tema (with pianist Giuseppe de Gregorio), projects that were documented on the EPs Firstep and Glucose. Chaumont has also shared the stage with Dan Tepfer, Jon Irabagon, Rogerio Boccato, Orlando Le Fleming, John Hadfield, Fiona Monbet, Armel Dupas, Karl Jannuska, and the Plumes Ensemble. He has been featured in festivals and venues such as Jazz at Saint Germain des près, Charlie Jazz Festival, Jazz at Vannes, Pleyel, the Olympia, and the Stade de France.
Since July 2019 he is the founder and artistic director of the monthly Jazz Vespers at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian which featured many local musicians including Thomas Marriott, Marina Albero, Jay Thomas, and Greta Matassa.
Jean has also been commissioned for production, arrangements, compositions, and film scoring, including the full-length documentary “Le Bonheur en Suspens,” which was broadcast on French national television.