Born in Bayonne in 1965, Sylvain Luc discovered jazz in his teens, after a childhood spent learning guitar, violin, mandolin and cello at the Conservatoire de musique de Bayonne. At 23, he moved to Paris and worked as an arranger and composer for various popular French artists, namely Michel Jonasz and Catherine Lara, while keeping himself busy playing bass in the Richard Galliano Trio. Soon enough, Luc became a hot commodity and in demand, collaborating with such jazz luminaries as Michel Legrand, Wynton Marsalis, Manu Katché, Michel Portal, Biréli Lagrène and many more. World ambassador for Godin guitars since 1993, he released his first solo album, Piaia that same year. In 2008, Sylvain Luc was awarded the Django d'Or for his outstanding achievements in jazz music.