Lou Tavano begins the piano at five, singing at ten, and the theater at fifteen. In 2005, she met Alexey Asantcheeff, who became his pianist, songwriter and arranger.
They write together, in French and English.
Lou Tavano publishes her first album “For You” (ACT / PIAS) in 2016, and is widely acclaimed by French and European critics. In 2016-2017, she toured in France (more than 40 concerts), in Germany, as well as at international festivals in New York (Winter Jazz Festival), London (London Jazz Festival), Rome and Lisbon. She is currently producing her second opus to appear at ACT, “Uncertain Weather”, this time incorporating a violoncello with the explosive rhythm of her first album.
Jazz of the 60s, cooked in Django sauce! This is the motto of the RP Quartet, important gypsy jazz band of the Parisian scene.
The birth of this project between these artists has allowed each musician to bring his passion for jazz, while meeting around a common culture: gypsy swing.
Last Album: “Chicken do It” (feat. Lou Tavano, Arno de Casenove, Maxime Berton, Benoît Berthe (2016))/ Frémeaux & Associés
Andreas Varady, from Hungarian gypsy roots, was raised in a small town in Slovakia where he started playing the guitar at the age of four.
At just 21 years old he is considered “one of the most talented people in the world” according to the great Quincy Jones.
With his EP “Come Together” signed on Quincy Jones’ record label and an album , this young prodigy, continues to rise on the international jazz scene with pieces of rare power.
Last album: “Andreas Varady (2014) / Verve Records
Last EP: “The Quest” (2018)/ Resonance Records
Jupiter Bokondji Ilola: Vocals/ Tam-tam
Yende Balamba Bongongo: Vocals/ Bass
Blaise Sewika Boyite: Vocals/ shakers/ Tools
Richard Kabambga Kasonga: Lead Guitar
Eric Malu-Malu-Muginda: Guitar
Montana Kinunu Ntunu: Drums
Withtheir second albumKin Sonic,Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity.We’re invited to savour his latest recipe, the Okwess(‘food’ in the Kibunda language) which is the fruit of all the encounters and influences he has absorbed during his many journeys around the world.
It’s a recipe based on perfect alchemy, enriched by contributions fromDamon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, violinist Warren Ellis of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and Robert del Naja, aka ‘3D’, of Massive Attack.
Dernier album: “Kin Sonic” (2017) / Glitterbeat Records