Francis Dreyfus

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Francis Dreyfus (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃sis dʁɛfys]; born 2 March 1940 in Le Raincy – died 24 June 2010 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) 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, Seine-Saint-Denis department of France, the son of a Romanian mother and an Alsatian-Jewish father.[2] He was a descendant of 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]


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

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