C flute, alto flute, bass flute
Mentionned in "The Dictionary of the Jazz" (Laffond) he is recognized in "The Great Creators of Jazz" (Bordas) as an authentic one specialist of the flute jazz.
He is among the four flute players quoted by a Jazz Hot prize list (with Dave Valentin,James Moody and Sonny Fortune)
"Exclusicve" flutist of initial training self-taught , he gainss several soloist's price. He begins by interpreting Monk, Coltrane, Mingus, Miles Davis and stays, as Jeremy Steig , Roland Kirk or Eric Dolphy among those are situated that make of the flute a mean of original but separated expression, by pushing aside it from its image of secondary instrument in stereotypical mind.
Flute player in "Triode" , leader in "Flutes Rencontre" (Flute Meeting). Two groups and two records (whom he writes the main part of the music) which open him the doors of concerts and international festivals.
He forms then jazz quartets to which join Andy Emler, Mico Nissim, François Couturier (p) François Méchali (b) Peter Gritz, F. Verly, Fredy Studer dms)
Michel Edelin and François Mechali form a nonet with part of the best soloists in France and Europe ( Michel Godard, Tony Lakatos, Yosko Seiffer, Maurice Magnoni, etc) playing the compositions of both leaders.
1990 - 1992
He plays with Byard Lancaster and he is special guest of the quintet of american flutist Dave Valentin ( Montreux, Vienne..etc)
He is a part of Jerome Bourdellon 's "Flute Europe Express" with Jiri Stivin and Barry Altschul
He write the music , the lyrics and the notebook of "Ze Blue Note" , jazz -opera for quintet and children choir (Evian's International Meeting booked by M.Rostropovitch, Bouffe du Nord Theatre in Paris etc
The record is distingued as the "blow of heart " of the year by Télérama.
He creates a quartet dedicated to Monk with Alain Jean-Marie (p) Simon Goubert( dms) and F. Méchali.
1993 - 1997
Record with Daniel Humair (dms) Jacques Di Donato (cl, bcl, sop sax) François Couturier(p) F. Méchali(b) " Round about Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" round about Michel Legrand music movie.
He creates a new Jazz quartet for AA Records with Jacques Di Donato (sop sax, cl) Jean-Jacques Avenel (b) and Simon Goubert (dms).
Cd live at Le Petit faucheux : "Déblocage d'émergence" (AA Records)
"Sons d'Hiver " Festival : Creation of a music performance with a jazz quintet and sixty children around ways of improvisations.
1998 - 1999
Creation of " And Tosca came along " Round about Puccini's opera ( Di Donato, Couturier, Méchali, Humair)
He plays with Larry Schneider (ts) , Adam Neussbaum (dms) François Laizeau (dms) for a " Carte Blanche to François Méchali" at La Seyne International Fest.
Duet with Chris Hayward ( flutes, perc, machines) impros round about machines grooves
For Anne Montaron broadcasting "A l'Improviste" ( Sudio 106 Radio France,France Musique): Jean-Luc CAPPOZZO (tp, bg), Came lZÉKRI (g, synth) François MÉCHALI (double bass)
Today Flutes International Meeting ( Duet with Carlos BECHEGAS and workshop)
FLUTE MACHINE ORCHESTRA et DANCE & MOVIE UNIT ( Chris HAYWARD- flûtes, percussions, Olivier SENS - ordinateur, Olga PLAZA -danse contemporaine, Muriel HABRARD video interactive).
Festival"Jazz à Vienne" with Steve POTTS Quintet (Sophia DOMANCICH, Bruno ROUSSELET, Simon GOUBERT)
Festival "Jazz à Porquerolles" Homage to Siegfried KESSLER (with Archie SHEPP, Michel MARRE, André MINVIELLE, Jean-Jacques AVENEL, Simon GOUBERT ...etc) et WARABA ( JJ AVENEL, Amada CONDÉ, Ibrahim SOUMALOU)
Sunside American Jazz Festival "Homage to John COLTRANE" with Ronnie Lynn PATTERSON quartet (Stéphane KERECKI, Jeff BOUDREAUX)
Festival"Labeaume en Musiques" ( classical music festival) "And Tosca came along ..." (Jacques DI DONATO , Daniel HUMAIR , François MECHALI , François COUTURIER )
"Guirlandophone", guest of Serge de LAUBIER (méta-instrument)
Five international summer festival with " trio Edelin-Avenel-Betsch", quartet "Déblocage d'émergence", Quintet "Et la Tosca passa", Steve Potts " New Institute of advanced Harmony".
2009 - Issue of "KUNTU" Rogueart rec.
2010 - "Sons d'Hiver Festival" (Paris) Trio Kuntu ( JJ Avenel, John Betsch) + guests (NICOLE MITCHELL, flutes, AACM, Chicago and STEVE LEHMAN, alto sax, New York City).
Live recording witn Steve POTTS QUINTET (Steve Potts- a sax and sop sax- Sophia Domancich-piano- JJ Avenel-double bass-Simon Goubert-dms)
2011 - 2012. New performances of "Ze Blue Note", opera-theatre for jazz quintet and children choir by Michel Edelin.
Recording of the second album of Michel Edelin Quartet "RESURGENCE"for Rogueart label. Jacques Di Donato (sop sax, cl, bcl) Jean-Jacques Avenel (b) and Simon Goubert (dms) .
"Special guest" of INDIGO TRIO at JAZZ À JUNAS Festival.
2013 - Issue of Michel Edelin Quartet "Resurgence" (Rogueart label).
2014 : "Voices for a Blue Note" oratorio jazz for jazz group, children choir and singer.Text, lyrics and music by Michel Edelin.
Steve SWELL (tb, USA) guest of Michel Edelin Quartet (Di Donato, Goubert, Kerecki) at Sons d'Hiver Festival and in duo at "The Loft" Rogueart.
"Spotlight on Frebch Jazz" at Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Canada) with Tomeka REID (cello), Clyde REED (double bass) Dylan van der SCHYFF (drums)
2015 : Recording for ROGUEART label. "FLUTE FEVER ORCHESTRA" + Nicole MITCHELL (flutes), special guest.
2016: New issue double album CD1 "Kalamania" Quintet "Flute Fever Orchestra" + Nicole Mitchell special guest