Erik Truffaz (born 1960 in Switzerland) is a Swiss-born French contemporary jazz trumpeter, infusing elements of hip hop, rock and roll and dance music into compositions. He is best known for his improvised style of playing, having signed with the French EMI label in 1996. Truffaz gained international attention for his second album on Blue Note, The Dawn, that had been produced together with Pat Muller, Marcello Giuliani and Mark Erbetta. Since then they produced many Blue Note albums together such as Bending New Corners, which became a Silver Album in France. The latest Truffaz release Arkhangelsk is a mixture between pop songs, french songs, and Jazz-groove. In 2007 he did together with Ed Harcourt a Take-Away Show video session shot by Vincent Moon.