Olivier de Colombel started playing the saxophone at 11 years old in the south of France. After classical studies, he turned his interests towards jazz, composition, arrangement, improvisation and studied at the Conservatoire du 9ème arrondissement in Paris. Influenced by music styles such as classical, Indian, blues and folk, he also plays an assortment of wind instruments and the guitar. After playing for 12 years with different bands in Paris, and studying musical therapy at the Université Rene Descartes Paris V, in 2014 he moved to the Yukon looking for new musical and artistic adventures. He is now teaching music theory, saxophone, French language, and organizes music workshops at École Émilie Tremblay, the Francophone school here in Whitehorse.