“… with a rare sense of space, Romain is a guitarist whose flow of imagination sets high standards, and whose guitar is one of the most elegant around …” – Jazz News
A native of France, Romain Pilon started playing guitar at the age of 10. He studied many styles of music before entering the Jazz Conservatory of Chambery. Following that, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the renowned Berklee College of Music.
Romain has played and studied under many world class musicians including Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Joe Lovano, Ferenc Nemeth, Lionel Loueke, Seamus Blake, Matt Brewer, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Sabbagh, Albert Sanz, Rob Stillman and Peter Bernstein. He has played in many prestigious venues and festivals such as Malta Jazz Festival, Pizza Express (London), Jazz Bar (Edinburgh), Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Couches, Crescent Jazz Club, Wally’s (Boston), Duc des Lombards, and Sunset/ Sunside (Paris)
He is currently based in Paris where when he is not performing, he spends his time teaching jazz improvisation, composition, and guitar.