Jacques Denjean

Born: May 25th, 1929, Igny, Greater Paris (France)
Died: September 21st, 1995, Evreux (France)
Nationality: French

Jacques Denjean worked as a composer and arranger in the 1960s, accompanying many of the best-known Francophone artists, including Dalida, Charles Aznavour, Françoise Hardy, Nana Mouskouri, Sacha Distel, and Johnny Halliday. He also penned several film scores, including ‘Adieu Philippine’ (1962) and ‘Morbo’ (1972), as well as the music to the televised feuilleton ‘Vive la vie’ (1966). Moreover, Jacques Denjean released several instrumental jazz records under his own name in the course of the 1960s. He was a member of vocal group Les Double Six.

In the 1960s, Jacques Denjean also worked as the arranger of Hugues Aufray. When Aufray represented the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg in the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with ‘Dès que le printemps revient’, Denjean wrote the orchestration and conducted the Danish orchestra during the international final. With his self-penned entry, Hugues Aufray came fourth.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Jacques Denjean will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1964: Dès que le printemps revient