Francis Dreyfus

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Francis Dreyfus (1940 – 24 June 2010) was a French record producer, who focused on jazz and electronic music, publishing Jean-Michel Jarre's first commercially successful work, Oxygène. [1]

In 1971, Dreyfus was the founder of the French record label, Disques Motors, and became the producer of Christophe. In 1985, he founded Disques Dreyfus.[1] In 1991, Dreyfus also founded a jazz label called Dreyfus Jazz, whose artists have included Marcus Miller, Steve Grossman, Richard Galliano and Alan Stivell.[1]

Dreyfus was born in Le Raincy, France, the son of a Romanian mother and an Alsatian father. His father was a descendant of the famous Captain Alfred Dreyfus.[2] He was the father of Laura, Chloe and actress Julie Dreyfus.

Francis Dreyfus died at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, on 24 June 2010 at the age of 70.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Stickgold (2010-06-25). "Décès du producteur Francis Dreyfus". Agence France Presse (Le Point). Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ L'Express.fr (1997-07-03). "Francis Dreyfus, la musique, c'est son affaire" (in French). L'Express. Retrieved 2010-07-14.