Zacharie Defaut





Born in 1996 in the Paris region, Zacharie Defaut began playing the cello at the age of 5 at the Gradignan Conservatory (Gironde). After having played a rather classical repertoire for about ten years, he started a jazz workshop where he experimented many things on his "electric" cello, then learned the basics of Piano-Jazz. Out of curiosity, he tried his hand at the oboe, then at the trombone but couldn't find his way. At the age of 12, Zacharie was introduced to a guitar solo by Al Anderson (Bob Marley's live "No Woman No Cry") and it was a revelation.

The call of blues & rock: From high school, Zacharie, now on electric guitar, starts a band and joins the Ateliers Musiques Actuelles de Gradignan and creates a large network of enthusiasts.

A few years later, in 2011, while following a scientific course at the Lycée des Graves, Zacharie enters the Bordeaux Conservatory Jacques-Thibault CRR, in the Jazz-MAA department. He will stay there until he obtains his DEM in 2019.
A busy period during which Zacharie sets up his band Hanuman (2013), as Guitarist & Musical/Artistic Director. The group proves its worth in the Bordeaux region, and then goes through stages and festivals to finally release its first self-produced Album in its entirety (by Zacharie, Mix Prod): DoggyBag. Establishing itself as a pop sound with multiple influences, Hanuman is quickly labelled as "Band à l'américaine".

Since he entered the Bordeaux Conservatory, Zacharie is determined to become a musician. He starts working in MAO (Production, Recording & Mix), becomes a composer of produced music and sells his services to many brands and producers of music with image. He signs many commercials in a wide variety of styles and will even be rewarded for one of them.

  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar


  • Savarez Electric