Félix Lemerle (pronounce fe-leeks luh-murl) is a New York City-based jazz guitarist, composer & educator.
Born in Paris, France, the son of an upright bass player, he was exposed to jazz at an early age. After studying classical piano at the conservatory, he taught himself guitar in his teens and started performing around town and in Europe in various clubs and festivals. He graduated from the CRR de Paris, then was granted a Fulbright scholarship to CUNY Queens College in New York, where he got his Master in Jazz Performance.
He performed in many different settings, from solo to big band, in festivals & clubs in Europe & the United States such as Chris' Jazz Cafe, BLU Jazz+, Dirty Dog, Jules Bistro, Little Branch, Sunset/Sunside, Jazz in Marciac, as a leader & sideman with the likes of Ari Roland, Cyrille Aimée, Joanna Sternberg, Veronica Swift, Freddie Redd, Jay Rattman, Danny Tobias, Jon de Lucia, Ryo Sasaki, Tako Okamoto, Murray Wall, Joe Cohn, Ed Howard, André Villéger, René Mailhes, Nicolas Dary, René Urtreger, Luigi Grasso, Alain Jean-Marie, Gilles Naturel, Manhu Roche, etc. He also recorded as a sideman with Nathan Brown, Neil Saidi, Juliette Davis, etc.
Félix regularly performs with his trio, featuring Ari Roland on bass & Doron Tirosh on drums. He is also part of the collaborative band LWKT with Dan Yuval von Weisselberg on bass, Iftah Kary on piano & Doron Tirosh on drums.