Sylvain Luc was born in 1965 in Bayonne. At the age of four, he began playing guitar, then violin, then studied cello for ten years at the Bayonne Conservatory. In 1988, he moved to Paris, where he worked as an arranger, composer and accompanist of popular music artists (Catherine Lara, Michel Jonazs, Al Jarreau…) while still continuing jazz as a bassist in the Richard Galliano Trio and guitarist with Eric Le Lann.
During his career, Sylvain worked with some of the greatest musicians , including : Wynton Marsalis, Steve Gadd, Lokua Kanza, Michel Legrand, Elvin Jones, Dee Dee Brigewater, Manu Katché, Stéphane Belmondo, Michel Portal, Bobby Thomas Jr., Andy Sheppard, Alain Caron, Bernard Lubat, Steve Lukather, Keyvan Chémirani, Victor Bailey, Larry Coyrell, Al Di Meola, Didier Lockwood, John Mc Laughlin, Billy Cobham, Richard Bona…
In 1993, Sylvain became the ambassador for « Godin » Guitars throughout the world.
His 1st album « Piaia » was released in 1993. Followed by “Petit Déjà,” (1994) a duet with his old friend Louis WINSBERG, and “Ameskeri”, an intimate duet with Stéphane Belmondo (1999). 2000 iwas an excellent vintage year. His duet album with Biréli Lagrène which has sold over 70,000 copies. And Sylvain released the 1st album of the band « Trio Sud » With drummer André Ceccarelli and bassist Jean-Marc Jafet, Three years later, they won the “Victoire de la Musique” award for best jazz group.
In 2003, Sylvain Luc recorded his second solo album « Ambre », and starts touring in Europe and South America, or all over USA and Canada, with the International Guitar Night Festival.
Since then, he had been playing all over the world, with famous musicians, such as Michel Portal, Eric Longsworth, Olivier Ker Ourio, Jacky Terrasson… he was invited to represent France at the IAEJ conference in New-York with Didier Lockwood, Richard Galliano and Olivier Ker Ourio…
In 2008, Sylvain Luc won the “Django d’Or” music award for his achievementsand played in the “String Quartet” band with Didier Lockwood, Victor Bailey and Billy Cobham.