Léandre, Joëlle

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Léandre, Joëlle Gender: F
Joëlle Jeanne Lucienne Léandre
born on 12 September 1951 at 22:45 (= 10:45 PM )
Place Aix en Provence, France, 43n32, 5e26
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°19' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°44 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°28'

Joëlle Léandre (at Cornelia Street Cafe 2 July 2010. Photo: Claire Stefani)
photo: bagoum, license cc-by-sa-2.0


French double bassist, vocalist, and composer active in new music and free improvisation.

In the field of contemporary music, she has performed with Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, and worked with Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Both Cage and Giacinto Scelsi have composed works specifically for her. She has also collaborated with some of the preeminent musicians in the fields of jazz and improvised music.

In 1983 she became a member of the European Women Improvising Group (EWIG), which resulted from former Feminist Improvising Group and in later 1980s she co-founded the feminist improvising Trio Les Diaboliques, with Irène Schweizer and Maggie Nicols.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'jazz' pdf file, p. 81.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Double bassist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist