in Rennes in 1960 he began studying the piano at the age of 3. He discovered
the drums on the 4th February 1970, when Kenny Clarke played
a concert in his home town.
percussion, first at the Conservatory in Rennes, then, from the beginning
of 1976 with Sylvio GUALDA at the Conservatory in VERSAILLES.
He studied harmony, and won his spurs as a percussionist playing with
ORTF's l'Ensemble Polyphonique, conducted by Charles RAVIER.
he also spent his nights in jazz clubs, notably RIVERBOP, where
he was able to sit in, thanks to Aldo ROMANO, Jacques THOLLOT,
Bernard LUBAT and Christian
In 1979 - 80
he played in the quartet lead by guitarist Philip PETIT, along
with Emmanuel BEX and Dominique LEMERLE.
1981 he formed his first group, with Dominique LEMERLE and Eric
BARRET. The year following, he founded, along with Arrigo LORENZI
and the pianist Jean Claude LUBIN, the group SPIRAL, which
played in the pure Coltrane tradition. Between 1982 and 1987 he also
played keyboards in Christian VANDER's OFFERING,
which he rejoined in 1992, to work with Les Voix de MAGMA.
With his growing
reputation he was often called to accompany such notables as Steve GROSSMAN,
Michel GRAILLIER, Alby CULLAZ, Francis LOCKWOOD,
Kim PARKER, Sonny FORTUNE, Andy LAVERNE, René
URTREGER, Alain JEAN-MARIE, Michel BENITA, Rick
MARGITZA, Christian ESCOUDE, Riccardo DEL FRA,
Dave LIEBMAN, Harold DANKO, Joackim KUHN, Eric
LE LANN, Jean François JENNY CLARKE...
In 1987 Simon
GOUBERT formed a sextet, which he reduced to a quintet in 1989.
1991 he recorded his first album "Haïti"
with: Jean Michel COUCHET, Laurent FICKELSON, Stéphane
PERSIANI, and as guest star, Steve GROSSMAN.
brought out his second album, Couleurs
de peaux, in 1993. On 17th
November 1995 he released his third album, L'Encierro.
1994 Christian VANDER and Simon GOUBERT have co-directed
WELCOME, with a line-up comprised of two drummers, two double
bass players, two saxophonists and piano. An album by this group has
been released under the title Bienvenue