orn in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955.
Studied violin at the Geneva Conservatory of music, then South-American music in Peru.
In the 1980s starts playing saxophone and studying composition, working at the C.I.M. in Paris and playing with jazz musicians in France.
Performed in the Bolivian group Los Jairas, the quartet Triode, the group SMAC.
Actor as well as musician, plays for many theatre plays and circus shows.
Composes music for theatre, films as well as for the differents groups in which he plays. Has won the award of the French Authors Rights Society (SACEM) for his compositions for the group Triode.
Toured Europe, South America, USA and Northern Africa.
Festivals: Zurich, Le Mans, Grenoble, Kristianstadt.
Recordings with Los Jairas, SMAC, Urs BŲchlinger, Fanfare du Loup, Yves Massy and his own sextett, the Yves Cerf Polymorphe Band.