Francis Dreyfus

born in 1940 in Le Raincy, Île-de-France, France

died on 24/6/2010 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Francis Dreyfus

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Francis Dreyfus (1940 – June 24, 2010) was a French record producer, who focused on jazz and electronic music, publishing Jean-Michel Jarre's first commercially successful work, Oxygène. [1]

In 1971, Dreyfus was the founder of the French record label, Disques Motors, and became the producer of Christophe. In 1985, he founded Disques Dreyfus.[1] In 1991, Dreyfus also founded a jazz label called Dreyfus Jazz, whose artists have included Marcus Miller, Steve Grossman, Richard Galliano and Alan Stivell.[1]

Dreyfus was born in Le Raincy, France, the son of a Romanian mother and an Alsatian father. His father was a descendant of the famous Captain Alfred Dreyfus.[2] He was the father of Laura, Chloe and actress Julie Dreyfus.

Francis Dreyfus died at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, on June 24, 2010, at the age of 70.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Stickgold, , Décès du producteur Francis Dreyfus, Agence France Presse, Le Point, 2010-06-25. URL accessed on 2010-06-26.
  2. L', Francis Dreyfus, la musique, c'est son affaire, 'L'Express', 1997-07-03. URL accessed on 2010-07-14.
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