pianist / composer
Mathis Picard is a French-Malagasy Pianist based in New York City. A winning member of the Montreux Jazz Foundation, Mathis has shared the international stage with Patti Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jason Moran, Lee Ritenour, Yaron Herman, and DJ Kindness.
A recent graduate of the Juilliard School, where he received an Excellence in Musicianship and Leadership Award, Mathis plays with the Bria Skonberg Quintet, the Braxton Cook Quintet, CROWN, and Michael Mwenso & the Shakes.
As a composer, Mathis was commissioned to create a concerto for the Northern Chamber Orcherstra (NCO), has been published by Real Book NW, wrote the music for the Vimeo series "The Weekend Detectives," and released an electronic dance music EP on the Origami Sound Label (ROM) under his alias "JAONA."