Stéfan tells his story
how he came to the organ:
I came to the organ when I was 13 years old. Rhoda Scott moved to my neighbourhood in the
Normandy. I had been already a fan of her, and when I met her, I decided to become an organist.
The encounter with Rhoda has given my life a fabulous way. I have taken some lessons in
Chartres with an organ teacher and I sent K7 of me to Rhoda to show her my progress. When
I was 18 years old, I decided to go to Paris; I went to the music school 'Conservatoire' to
learn classical organ, harmonieS and lyricS. I began to play in clubs.
Rhoda often invited me to play in her concerts - a big chance for me. I met a lot of
excellent musicians who accepted to play with me. I created my first jazz
group with my own compsitions. I began to play during festivals and in big clubs.
In 1996, I founded the Tribute to Hammond (TTH), an organization of French Hammond fans, dedicated to
jazz on the Hammond organ. Now I am very proud to live my passion for organ music and jazz.
The sound of this instrument is complete for me. I am totaly happy.
I have recorded 6 CDs, and I have a lot of projects for a long time. Thanks to Laurens Hammond,
Don Leslie - and Rhoda.
remark: The TTH celebrates its 10 year's anniversary in january 2006.