Jean-Marie Redon is internationally known as a banjo player and composer. He has played with some of the most famous bluegrass bands in Europe, such as Bluegrass Connection, Long Distance and Eurograss. He is mentioned in the American reference book, Masters of the five-string banjo, and he won an S.P.G.M.A award for his career as a bluegrass banjo player. He recorded two solo albums but also with such great artists as Pierre Bensusan and Marcel Dadi. Since a few years, he has played with virtuoso violin player Gilles Apap directing bluegrass arrangements for philharmonic orchestras for concerts in France, Germany and Switzerland. He coproduced two banjo compilation records that helped to introduce banjo music in Europe: Paris-Banjo Sessions and Banjo Influences. He produced a series of bluegrass TV shows for Canalweb Company, specialized on programs broadcast on Internet. He made several instruction banjo books and DVDs in French. He has translated and adapted the book Banjo for Dummies into French. Jean-Marie teaches the banjo in workshops and private lessons.