Vincent Raffard is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter born in Paris, France in 1980. He trained as a trumpet player and jazz guitarist for many years at CIM (Centre Institution of music) in Paris, the American School of Modern Music, and Conservatoire de Paris X.
He started his professional performing career on the Paris scene in the early 2000s with the group “Augustin” as their music arranger and lead trumpet. In 2005, he composed and co-wrote his first Album “Celestin” with the French actress, Caroline Tresca, published in 2006 by Sonny BMG.
Based in Miami, Florida since 2007, Vincent created his band, The French Horn Collective, where he loves to sing in his native French, interpreting the great classics, infused with fun, toe-tapping originals. His style has been described as “Parisians with influences of Gypsy jazz, swing and French songs where mixed Latinos dance rhythms of Miami”.