Macha Gharibian


Pianist, singer, songwriter and composer, raised on the road with her musician father, her music is an elegant blend of jazz folk pop mysteriously born between Paris, Erevan & New York cities.

After a strong sound training in classical piano in Paris, graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique, she set off in 2005 to New York, where she discovered jazz and improvisational music under the guidance of Ralph Alessi, Jason Moran, Ravi Coltrane, Uri Caine. It was in New York that she discovered a talent for improvisation, crossed the bridge between classical music and jazz and began to compose and create her own personal style.
Back to France, Macha starts to write for little and big musical trainings, and for film and theater as a composer and pianist, and works with Simon Abkarian, Brontis Jodorowski, Jérôme Rebotier, Nicolas Tackian... Since then, Macha gets on tour with several French Artists of the Jazz and world music scene, Lena Chamamyan, Cherif Soumano, Papiers d’Armenies, Bratsch...
She soon starts to explore new territory to forge a profoundly personal musical and vocal style, at a crossroads between contemporary jazz, Armenian music and modern folk. With her debut album Mars, released in 2013, she has now created a realm of her own, bringing together voice and piano on stage and mixing her multiple influences, from jazz to world and folk music.
For the French News Liberation, “Mars” was considered as one of the best surprises of 2013.
Her new album Trans Extended, recorded at the Studios La Buissonne in January 2016, will be released on October the 14th 2016 on the Jazz Village Label (Harmonia Mundi/PIAS)