Born in Annecy in 1970, Vincent Artaud grew up in Dijon. At 17, Vincent, who had started playing bass guitar, enrolled at the jazz school of his home town. A series of trips to Paris finally convinced him in 1992, that he should make the capital his hometown. He emerged from obscurity in 1997 when he formed his first quartet of which he wrote the repertoire. Press reactions were favourable and they went on to play a series of dates at major events and venues.