Baptiste Trotignon spent his childhood in the Loire region of France, studying classical piano from the age of nine. Then he discovered jazz improvisation, and at the age of 21, moved to Paris, forming his first trio. In 2001, the Académie du Jazz gave him the Django Reinhardt award, naming him best jazz musician of the year in France. Throughout his career, he has had recorded many albums and appeared in concert, on his own and in the company of David El-Malek, Aldo Romano and Martial Solal, just to name a few. A collaboration with Mark Turner, Dusk Is a Quiet Place came out in 2013.