Christophe Lavergne is one of the most creative and unbridled drummers of his generation. After studying percussion at the Conservatoire de Nantes with Gérard Hieronimus, he evolved as a self-made jazz musician and travelled often to New York, where he studied drums at the New School and at the Drummer’s Collective with Billy Hart, Adam Nussbaum, Charli Persip, Mike Clark and Marvin Smitty Smith. He has played or recorded with Thôt, Le Gros Cube, Caroline, Emmanuel Bex, Stéphane Belmondo and Benoît Delbecq.
Christophe is one of the busiest drummers on the French jazz scene, but he is also well known on the European jazz scene, playing regularly with Simon Spang Hansen & M. Bitran in Denmark; Ronan Guilfoyle, Michael Buckley & Tommy Halferty in Ireland; Mauro Gargano in Italy, and Julian Siegel in Great Britain. He has also performed in Tokyo & Moscow, and has been part of international jazz festivals such as “L‘Olympia” in Paris; Montreal Jazz Festival; and the Barcelona Jazz Festival among others. Christophe’s drumming can also be heard on several movie soundtracks.
He has also played as a sideman with many jazz musicians including Ravi Coltrane, Drew Gress, and Chris Brubeck, and has played for several years with Guillaume Saint-James in his Jazzarium ensemble.