Jean Hebrail has been Angelique Kidjo’s life partner and composer since her breakthrough album Logozo. After finishing a Masters degree in Philosophy at the Sorbonne University in France, Jean met Angelique in a Paris Jazz School where he was studying bass. He served as Angelique’s musical director and bass player for many years before focusing on arranging and composing most of her albums.
Jean has also written many songs used in movies, commercials and video games.
Since 2002, he has been coordinating Angelique’s charitable work with UNICEF, OXFAM and other organizations.