Born in Paris, France in 1985, New York based guitarist and composer Michael Valeanu is one of the most exciting players of his generation. His passion for Jazz and for all the other genres of music he came across while growing up as a musician in France and in the United States has allowed him to create a unique voice on his instrument.In 2008, in order to quench his thirst for music and to learn “Real Jazz” he moved to New York city and attended the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. ” I was finally able to study and play with my heroes and I was surrounded by young talented musicians.” In 2010 he was selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program for a two weeks residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Since then Michael has played in New York Jazz clubs such as Small’s, Jazz Standard, Birdland, Smoke and in clubs and festivals all over the States, as well as in Europe and in Japan. In 2012 he released his debut album “Tea Time” and his second album “Hard To Cook” will be available on the 28th of April 2015.