The French guitarist, Jean-Pierre Jumez, has completed his musical studies in France, in the USA (including with the late Charlie Byrd) and in Rome (at the Accademia Santa Cecilia).
During 20 years Jean-Pierre Jumez has been one of the busiest concert players, performing in over 200 countries (an established Guinness record), either as a soloist or with symphony orchestras (including the Louisville Symphony Orchestra) and jazz bands (including Claude Bolling). He has also performed duets with singers, cellists, double-bass players, flutists, pianists, violonists... His recording of the complete Boccherini Quintets with the Bulgarian Quartet remains an artistic event. With violonist Jean-Pierre Wallez, he recorded an unpublished work by Paganini, inspired by a tropical beauty, Madame Frassinet...
A number of original compositions are published in his music sheet collection "Colours of the guitar", among them the brilliant Russian composer Piotr Panin.
Jean-Pierre Jumez was one of the first Western artists to ever perform in communist China (1977) were he taught and recorded the first album done by a foreigner. He has made multiple appearances at Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Chaikovski Hall in Moscow, Big Philharmonic Hall in Leningrad, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Pleyel in Paris, Cecilia Mereiles in Rio, Opera House in Capetown, Mozartsaal in Vienna, NHK hall in Tokyo, Cultural Center in Hong Kong... He is also the founder of the Martinique Guitar Festival. On June 6, 2000, with his own jazz trio, he presented Claude Bolling's concerto in the presence of the composer.