French Drummer Jean-Marie Corrois started his career in the city of Tours (France) where he performed with the funk African band “Trans African Express” touring in the south of France for the national radio station “Radio Monte Carlo”. Later he joined the Brazilian band Saravah. In 1985, Corrois moved to Paris to attend the jazz school CIM where he met and performed with up and coming jazz musicians in many festivals. Corrois was very active in the Paris musical scene as a drummer, performing TV showcases for national artists and recording sessions for singers and instrumentalists.
For four years in France, he was the show band drummer for the singer Ilene Barnes and worked for Disneyland Paris at the New York and New Port Hotels. In 2000, Jean-Marie Corrois relocated to the United States, joining the Carnival Cruise Ship Show Band as the Big Band and Production Band’s drummer.
In 2001, he started to work in South Florida for Bobby Raminez’s Latin-Jazz band as a performer for private and corporate performances as well as the Moca Jazz Festival and the Fort Lauderdale Jazz festival. For 4 years Jean-Marie remained fully booked as a reliable drummer covering a wide range of styles all over Florida.
In 2004, Jean-Marie Corrois moved to New England for a new beginning. Achieving successful performances with local Berklee faculty musicians and with the Brazilian band “Maluca” and the “Soul Ambition” he finally decided to start his own quartet. In October 2008, his new CD was released that is achieving high praise on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently, the Jean-marie Corrois Quartet was featured several time on WBUR for their show on the “Boston Jazz scene”.