Jean-Claude Vannier is a French musician, composer and arranger. Vannier has composed music, written lyrics, and produced albums for many singers. He's regarded as an important musician in his native country; music critic Andy Votel noted his Eastern music influences and named him a pop-culture icon of 1970s France, alongside Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.
Vannier collaborated on several film soundtracks including Les guichets du Louvre (1974) by Michel Mitrani, La horse (1970) by Pierre Granier Deferre, Paris nous appartient (1961) by Robert Benayoun, Slogan (1969) by Pierre Grimblat, Projection privée (1973) by François Leterrier, L'amour propre (1985) by Martin Veyron, La nuit tous les chats sont gris (1977) by Gérard Zingg, and Comédie d'été (1989) by Daniel Vigne.
Besides his own concerts and diverse musical entertainments, Vannier staged numerous shows for artists such as Véronique Sanson’s show with the Prague Symphonic Orchestra at Paris’ Châtelet Theatre, Jane Birkin at the Olympia, Children's Opera (for which he also composed the music) and for the Festival of Avignon.
He has also performed in other artistic fields such as water colour paintings exhibited (Windsor and Newton Award 1984) at the Autumn Salon, journalism (writer for Nouvelles Littéraires, Glamour and the Journal Littéraire), the radio (comic gardening and cooking shows for France Culture) and directed a video for Maruschka Detmers.
His notable film credits include Regular Lovers (2005), Iris in Bloom (2011) and Gainsbourg Imperial (2009).
In 1990 he also published his first collection of short stories Le club des inconsolables (The Club of the Inconsolable).Visit Jean-Claude's IMDb page