Samuel Bonnet

Guitarist - Composer - Educator

He is a formidable classical guitarist; he plays jazz and funk; much of his compositional output reflects a love of traditional Jewish musics; some of his solo works sound like explorative improvisations, others sound like pristine and carefully crafted compositions [...] The common thread amongst all of this is a virtuosic skill which enables completely authentic communication; when you listen to Bonnet, there’s no mistaking who you are listening to, or what he’s saying to you.
— Bob Ben - www.thewholenote.com
Here’s a project that will please both jazz and world music lovers. What a pleasure it is to discover guitarist and composer Samuel Bonnet and his group. The savvy mix of arabic sounding harmonics, Chano Dominguez-like percussions and flamenco guitar all add up to make a great sounding band. More than just a nice CD, this group has something to say.”
— Christophe Rodriguez - www.sortiesjazznights.com
I think there is in your compositions the same kind of delicacy and “bon gout” as in your playing. Congratulations!
— Ruben Seroussi, guitarist & composer (Tel-Aviv University)
The Israeli/French classically and jazz-trained guitarist Bonnet brings all those influences and more into the mix, smoothly blending soul, klezmer, Brazilian and Native American styles into his original compositions.
— Ron Deutsch - www.afropop.org
Those guys are mega talented
— Steel City Jazz fest - Hamilton, Ontario
His music is a captivatingly poetic musical journey.
— Montreal International Jazz Festival

Cover photo : Yan Itovic -  Background photo : Julie Beauchemin