born on 17/2/1960 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Links www.francemusique.fr (French)
Louis Mazetier (born February 17, 1960, Paris) is a French stride pianist.
Mazetier began playing jazz at age 14 and by age 18 was taking gigs at jazz clubs in Paris. In addition to his career as a musician, Dr. Mazetier works full time as a radiologist. He plays with Paris Washboard and has worked on record with Dick Hyman, Francois Rilhac, Alain Marquet, and Neville Dickie, among others, and has released multiple albums as a leader or co-leader, for those companies listed below, as well as the Swiss, Jazz Connoisseur label. Although Dr. Mazetier is influenced by earlier jazz pianists, such as Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Don Ewell, Johnny Guarnieri, Dick Wellstood, and Art Tatum, his greatest influence appears to be the American stride pianist, Donald Lambert, 1904 - 1962.
- Echoes of Carolina (Stomp Off, 1991)
- If Dreams Come True (Stomp Off, 1996)
- Harlem Strut (Stomp Off, 1996)
- Tributes, Portraits and Other Stories (Arbors Records, 2008)
- Album Review, Allmusic