Cédric Affre

Demi Evans

Cédric Affre

About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2021

Nationality
France

Main Affiliations
Demi Evans
Soul Cages Trio
Kohndo

Website
cedricaffre.com

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Biography

As a versatile drummer, Cédric Affre has played and recorded with different artists in many different styles since 1996. After graduating from the Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood (CMDL) in 2004, Cédric began performing at festivals such as La Défense Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz, Nice Jazz, Montreal, many concerts all over the world : Europe, China, Russia, Canada, Africa, etc. He is currently playing with American singer Demi Evans, a collaboration that started in 2006. Cedric is also playing with Soul Cages Trio (w/Yannick Robert & Gilles Coquard) a jazz-fusion band in which he coarrange and co-produce. Recent collaborations include recording/composing/arranging with French progressive rock band Orion 2.0, recording with pop-rock French singer/composer Random Koslow, and a full set recording for an upcoming album with French rap artist KoHndo. Cédric has played during 10 years with guitarist/composer Pierrejean Gaucher (3 albums and touring) and has collaborated with legendary jazz-funk band Cortex, Ukrainian pianist Dimitri Naïditch and so many more. As a state graduate, Cédric teaches in the « conservatoire » from beginning level to up and coming pro level.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, silvery, bright, somewhat mellow. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Quick and responsive feel with a soft and warm touch. Very controllable. Full, round and energetic open sound, paired with a light and airy chick sound. Ideal for playing at moderate volume level and a wide range of studio applications.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, breathy. Medium range, complex mix. Very explosive response with quick decay. Soft feel. A fast, light accent effect cymbal for many musical styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 9", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

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