Francis Soucy: guitar
Théo Gjini: guitar
Samuel Brassard: double bass
Raphaël-Tristan Jouaville: violin
Damien Levasseur (guest) : guitar
La Verdine is a gypsy jazz quartet created in 2015.
The group takes up the traditional gypsy music of guitarist Django Reinhardt but moves towards other styles through its compositions.
Influenced by both classical and contemporary music as well as modern jazz, La Verdine offers a concert of original compositions.
The pieces in the Manouche colours are vehemently intertwined with pieces tinged of free improvisations and electronics. But La Verdine remains attached to the foundations of gypsy music, its energy. This quartet will enchant you with a very energetic and festive music. Indeed, the musicians of this group are above all friends and share their passions for music in life and on stage.
Last single : La Belle Epoque (2018) / Eaux Troubles
Tchavolo Schmitt: lead guitar
Laurent Zeller: violin
Julien Cattiaux: guitar
Claudius Dupont: double bass
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
Cyrille Aimée : vocals
Laurent Coulondre : piano
Jeremy Bruyere : bass
Yoann Serra : drums
Ralph Lavital : guitar
Maxime Barton : sax
Bjorn Ingelstam : trumpet
The young singer Cyrille Aimée, from Samois-sur-Seine is a real child of the festival.
Now living in Brooklyn, she has performed at some of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world, won the international vocal jazz competition at the Montreux Festival, and Sarah Vaughan’s international vocal competition, already recognized by the New York Times as “A rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers”.
Latest release : « Let’s get lost » (2016) / Mack Avenue Records
Fiona Monbet: ViolIn
Antoine Boyer: Guitar
Arthur Henn: Double Bass
Pierre Cussac: Accordion
Fiona Monbet, Franco-Irish violinist, was born in Paris in 1989 and studied with Alexis Galpérine at the CNSMDP, Paris.
Whilst pursuing her classical musical studies, Fiona has been leading a promising career over the past few years as a jazz violinist. Her teacher Didier Lockwood has invited her to play on many stages including Jazz at Marciac, the Theatre du Chatelet and Theatre des Champs- Elysées.
She has worked with Marcel Azzola, Philip Catherine, Biréli Lagrène as well as Christian Escoudé (with whom she recorded on his CDs ‘Catalogne’ et ‘Au bois de mon cœur’). She has also worked as soloist in different productions in France and abroad with Vladimir Cosma conducting the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Bucharest.
She has worked on the music for Tony Gatliff’s films (including ‘Indignados’ and ‘Geronimo’) and had an acting role in film director Otar Iosseliani’s film ‘Chant d’Hiver’.
Last album release : « Contrebande » (2018) / Crescendo
Thomas Dutronc: Lead guitar, voice
Rocky Gresset: Guitar
Jérôme Ciosi: Guitar
David Chiron: Double bass
Pierre Blanchard: Violin
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