He really began his career in the 1960s. After a stint in Aimé Barelli's orchestra in Monaco, he quickly established himself as an excellent jazz drummer on the Italian and French stages. In parallel with his career as a jazzman, he became an essential studio musician in the 70s and 80s. For several years he recorded from 9 am to midnight, almost every day. "At the time, we sometimes recorded a 33 rpm in a day" says André, who has recorded more than 1000 records. "Dédé" quickly became a major figure in jazz and French music. In 1993 he obtained the music victory as well as the Django d'Or for the album "Hat snatcher". And you will understand why in 1998, Sacem awarded him its Jazz Grand Prix for his entire career. André's talent does not go unnoticed and in jazz circles we have become accustomed to saying that we no longer present him ... And yet, a list stands out for itself: that of his numerous and fruitful collaborations with the greatest of jazz, rock, variety, soul music ...: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea, Michel Jonasz, Didier Lockwood, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michel Legrand, Charles Aznavour , Martial Solal, Henri Salvador, Tina Turner, Michel Portal, Lou Bennett, Maurane, Sylvain Luc, Bireli Lagrene, Stéfano Di Batista, Claude Nougaro, Richard Galliano, Brad Mehldau ... Today Dédé, drummer and composer, still holds the tempo in multiple projects. Open to others, to the present, to the future of jazz, Dédé never ceases to breathe music. And with his kindness and discretion, he reminds us that the greatest are often also the most humble.