Benoît CAUDRON was born in Binche, Belgium, on June 13, 1974. First a self-taught musician, he went through studies in mathematics in Liège, then the IMEP (Namur), and landed at the Antwerp Jazz Studio.
Then he decides to focus on music. He attends workshops with pianists Pirly ZURSTRASSEN (Académie d'été, Libramont), Charles LOOS ("Jazz a vert", the summer clinic of "les Lundis d'Hortense").
After that, he plays duo concerts with flute player Dominique HARPIGNY.
They win the contest "scéne ouverte" at the Cultural center of Saint-Ghislain (B), and open for the band Parfum Latin at the Bouche-à-Oreilles (Etterbeek), and for Michel HERR (Ferme du Biéreau in Louvain-La- Neuve).
Always interested in composing, he obtained his First Prize for Piano in the class of Eric LEGNINI at the Brussels Royal Music Conservatory.
He also plays with the band Fonk it up of electric bass player Michel CASTILLANO.
Benoît CAUDRON recently introduced a new project, ALGAM, "Les douze tribus", a band with an original concept : to present 12 compositions, each of them written in a different time signature. With Fabrice ALLEMAN (sax), Pierre BERNARD (fl); Michel CASTILLANO (el. bass) and Xavier ROGÉ (drs), he proposes music that is at the crossroads of modern jazz and world music, mixing meticulous writing and improvisation, well-thought arrangements and spontaneity.