Tchavolo Schmitt was born in 1954 in the district of Belleville, in Paris. His parents are musicians and he started the guitar at the age of six. In 1965, he joined his family in Alsace and continued his apprenticeship. His virtuosity greatly broadened the Alsatian and French borders.
In the 1970s, he performed easily in places dedicated to gypsy jazz, the Chope de puces, at Montreuil or at the Porte de Montreuil.. His career took off in 1979, when he joined the group “Hot Club da Sinti”, formed by guitarist Schmeling Lehmann, violinist Wedeli Kohler and bassist Jani Lehmann.
Latest release : “Live in Paris” (2010) / Le Chant Du Monde
Singer, musician, troop leader but also humble guitarist, Thomas Dutronc, largely inspired by Django Reinhardt is a fundamental actor of today’s French gypsy jazz scene.
In 2018, he released his fourth album entitled “Live is love”; recorded during a tour with his group Les esprits Manouches, a new formation with Jérôme Ciosi, David Chiron, Rocky Gresset, Pierre Blanchard and Aurore Voilqué. The new album by Thomas Dutronc, “Live is love” is out on the legendary jazz label Blue Note. A recognition for this passionate of Django Reinhardt.
Latest release : Live is Love (2018) /Universal Music Division Decca Records France
Inspired by the greatest beatmakers, Tom Misch exalts an irresistible jazzy and funky groove. At only 22 years old, the gifted Londoner has successfully established himself on a boiling electronic scene, thus multiplying collaborations more and more prestigious.
His first EP “Beat Tape 1” combines elements from jazz and soul with a breathtaking groove. In November 2014, Tom Misch released his latest EP “Out to Sea” in collaboration with Carmondy, then “Reverie” in 2016. His first album “Geography” is already a huge success.
Last release : Geography (2018) / Beyond the Groove