Biography

The accordion's passion

Jean-Michel Guenichot

Jean Michel Guenichot, was born in Douala (Cameroun, Africa) on June 29, 1966. The son of a military man, he arrived in metropolitan France in the seventies. At the age of 4, he started to learn the piano in the city of Avord. Having to move regularly from base to base, his family finally chose Bordeaux, where he attended Collège Saint Martin. In this school, he completed his study program with piano and singing lessons.
In 1974, he chose his main instrument. Sometimes called the « poor man’s piano » or « a piano with straps », he decided on the accordion. Very quickly, accordion became for him the epitome of our French popular musical culture, and will remain with him for the rest of his career.