François Parisi was born in 1961. He was the student of Roger Damin ( the conductor of Guy Béart and Francis Lemarque as well as the accompanist of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Juliette Gréco...) at the Villejuif conservatory from 1971 to 1981. He got the blue ribbon in 1981. From 1982, he succeeds to his teacher in Villejuif and inherites from his master's teaching , an original musical style, between musette and jazz.
Didi Duprat, Jean Nora, François Parisi, Armand Lassagne and Joe Privat. Lunch time during the recording of the 3rd Paris Musette CD. Photo by Franck Bergerot.
From 1990, he contributes to the Paris Musette Cds made by Patrick Tandin (La Lichère record company) and plays with great accordeonists such as Marcel Azzola, Joe Rossi, Jo Privat, Daniel Colin...who are all accompanied by the guitarist, Didi Duprat. He contributes to the Paris Musette tours in France, at the jazz festivals in Amiens (1991), in Auxerre (1991), in Grenoble (1992). Then to the abroad tours, in Canada 1992), in Switzerland (1993), in Belgium (1993), in Portugal (1994), in Japan (1995) and in Australia (1998). He is on tour in Japan with the accordeonist Iroko Ito, a student of Joe Rossi, during 1995 summer and in december 1996. He takes part in the TV programme of Eric Vigneron called Confidences de nacre on Limoges-FR3 channel (february and august 1995). He accompanies the Amuse-Girls and Michel Legrand at la Potinière theatre in Paris in february 1996, participates to the tribute to Georges Delerue with the Loire philarmonic orchestra in march 1996, plays at the jazz festival in Boulogne Billancourt in may 1996. He plays for the tribute to Astor Piazzola at the Zenith in november 1996, at the Jazz'n'co festival in Les Vans during summer 1997. He accompanies Sarclo in autumn 1997 and Luciano Pavarotti on Neapolitan songs at Tony Garnier Hall in Lyon in may 1998. Besides his numerous concerts, he has been teaching the accordion for many years.