Extracts from the album
“As a French Gypsy Swing Acoustic Quartet, Minor Sing blends compositions and interpretations of great standards of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. However, if they are very respectful of masters, they keep on developping their own identity and cultivate their own band sound. Their swing is joyful, catchy and varied. Their next album will be released in May 2015 and reserves beautiful surprises!”
Jazz Violinist and guitarist, admiring the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, he has been active for more than ten years on the french gypsy swing world. Graduated from National School of Music in Villeurbanne, he taught at the Music School of in Villefranche-sur-Saône, and is vas responsible for contemporary music department at Dardilly Music School. It is now exclusively devoted to the live stage with Minor Sing and is regularly invited by other formations.
Contrebasse. Graduated from Lyon Music School (jazz and classic music), he’s been involved as a musician and composer in jazz ensembles, French Song bands or comedians projects such as Les Amandises, Trio Kodama and Bastien Brison Trio. Double bassist, Bassist and guitarist, he is an eclectic musician who loves all all kinds of music. Thoses various projects led him to play everywhere in France but also in Europe.
He starts with classic guitar at 8 years old, but discovers the music of Django Reinhardt at 12 thanks to an old vinyl 33 tours borrow from his father . Django become for him an absolute master as Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery. It’s at 17 that he decided to devote to jazz first but then, to gypsy jazz. He graduated from the national school of music of Villeurbanne in jazz guitar while occuring in duet with a singer. Today, he share his time between concerts with the creation of Minor Sing and the teaching of guitar at the Conservatory of Limonest.
Born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), he started playing guitar with his father, addressing Latin American music. He discovered Western music on his arrival in France, including jazz and soul. In love with the music of Django Reinhardt, he recorded his first swing drives in Brittany before joining in 2005 “Les Doigts de l’Homme” with whom he learns the scene and takes a taste for travel, through international tours. He joined Minor Sing Quartet in 2014 and takes part of their new album to be released in may 2015.