Jean Fontanille

Influenced by P Rondat, C Achard, C Godin, G Howe, R Thal, M Eklundh, Vai, Scoffield, Jean created
his first ins trumental band, "Fantastic(s)3", with Pascal Biwandu on drums and Wilfried Widmann on
bass.  The first album was recorded during summer 2005 and distibued by french label Acropole
Records.  T he band  have done many concerts in France, opening for Jeff Kollman Band,
Christophe Go din, Plug'in Band and Parralaxe, also played in many festivals and performed some
master classes.
Jean recorded 2 years ago a guitar teaching video and he writes guitar lessons for the french web
magazine "Guitare Live".  Jean appears in video every month in and also take part
in the best french guitar magazine "GuitareXtem".

He also took part in the "fusion project" (Greatwinds/Musea) created by Mel Gaynor, Stephane
Deriau-Reine and Jan-Olof Strandberg, recording some rythm and solo guitar parts.  In 2009 he
recorded his new instrumental album titled "Unknown Parameter Value" with Mike Terrana on
Drums and Ivan Rougny on bass guitar (available on

At last , he is the teaching director of the french music school "Arema Rock et Chanson"
( ) in Talence(33) and give masterclasses wherever people want him.


Unknown Parameter Value (2009)
Line up:
Jean Fontanille: Guitars
Mike Terrana: drums
Ivan Rougny: bass