Happy Birthday to Alain Caron! – born May 5, 1955

Alain Caron

Alain Caron

Happy Birthday to Alain Caron! – born May 5, 1955

Alain Caron (born May 5, 1955 in Saint-Éloi, Quebec) is a French Canadian jazz bassist.

The youngest of 11 children, Caron started playing bass at age 11 and began pursuing jazz at age 15. His musical skills were formalized by correspondence lessons with the jazz improvisation teacher, Charlie Banacos, and by attending a summer session at Berklee College of Music.

He is a former member of Uzeb (with Michel Cusson on guitar and Paul Brochu on drums) that was active from 1976 to 1992.

In 1993, Caron began releasing concept albums as Le Band.

He has also recorded with Leni Stern and with Gino Vannelli.

More information on Alain here.

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