Pianist and musicologist specializing in Afro-Cuban, Isabelle Leymarie has taught at several American universities including The New School for Social Research and Yale. She has made documentaries for cinema and television. She was correspondent in New York for Jazz Forum, Black and Blue (émission radiophonique de France Musique) and has produced numerous music programs on France Culture.


  • Paris Jazz, 2004

  • Dizzy Gillespie, 2004 (Book)

  • Les griots wolof du Sénégal, 1999 (Book)

  • Musiques caraïbes, 1996 (Book)

  • Latin Jazz in New York, 1991

  • A Latin Jazz Legacy, 1985

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