Hailed as an "exceptionally gifted jazz drummer" by French art critique "Télérama", Raphaël is a drummer, composer, and educator born and raised in Paris, France. A graduate from both Berklee College of Music (B.M, 13') and Manhattan School of Music (M.M, 17'), Raphaël always had the chance to study with the best. Ralph Peterson Jr, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Riley, Eric Harland, Obed Calvaire, Samir Chatterjee, Hal Crook, and many more... he knows the lessons and loves sharing them.
As a performer, he had the chance to tour internationally since 2013, playing with renowned artists ranging from Lee Ritenour to Aaron Goldberg.
He performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world: Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Blue Note Tokyo, and international jazz festivals such as Montreal (Canada), Baku (Azerbaijan), Paraty (Brazil), Paris (France), Las Palmas (Spain), Tallinn (Estonia).
In 2018/2019, Raphael published monthly transcriptions in the French magazine "Batteur Magazine" for their pedagogic section.
In 2020, he releases his first album as a leader, named "Faune".
He is now a faculty at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France.
In 2021, he was elected in the "Top 5 drummers of 2021" by Jazz Magazine (France).
More infos on www.raphaelpannier.com