Dupont Hubert

15 rue Kléber
93100 Montreuil
48° 51' 22.284" N, 2° 26' 9.2868" E

In 1981 Hubert Dupont is an engineer (graduating from the French Engineering University, INSA, in Lyon), then a research worker (in thermomechanical treatments of materials ! ), while preparing a post-master's diploma that he never finished.... During this period, he teaches himself guitar, learns to play Hendrix, Jeff Beck, George Benson, John Renbourn … without worrying about the names of notes or chords! He finally joins a Jazz School (AIMRA), buys his first double bass in 1983 and puts his guitar definitively away (except for the odd dance gig, at the beginning ...). He then attends master classes with Bill Dobbins, Don Cherry and Nana Vasconcelos, Steve Swallow, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, then later with Dave Holland, the Paul Motian Trio, and Miroslav Vitous.