Violinist, percussionist, Jean-François Vrod comes from a background of traditional french music ; he has always searched for a possible exchange between the world of tradition and the world of contemporary art forms ; between different " families " of violin players, looking for the relationship between traditional music and the spoken word of the story-teller.
He works as a solo performer, or in formations of two or three…he has presented his own productions, has recorded and composed music for the stage and for concerts.
He has worked as a story-teller and musician in Voilà Voilà with Bernard Chèze (1994), in Le Compagnon (1995) with Abbi Patrix. In 2003, he formed a trio, La Soustraction des fleurs with Frédéric Aurier (violon), Sylvain Lemêtre (zarb) and Sam Mary (lighting) and Blockheads, in a duo with Régis Boulard (drums).
He also wanted to be confronted with the fragility of solo performance, and so produced three solos : De mémoire de violon (1997), L’Idiome du village (1999) and Triporteur Sonata (2004).