Christophe Astolfi

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Christophe Astolfi (* 1977 in Lorraine ) is a French jazz guitarist who moves stylistically between traditional gypsy jazz and modern jazz styles .

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Astolfi turned 13 years as a self-taught guitar to when he talks about the rock music to blues and from there to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan had come. Soon he was taking lessons at the Center Musical de Nancy , where he discovered the bebop . Since 1996 he has been employed as a professional musician, initially in the field of musette music . In addition, he played with Tchavolo and Dorado Schmitt and thus became familiar with the music of Django Reinhardt and soon also Baro and Matelo Ferret .

In 1998 he moved to Brussels, where he attended the Conservatory and founded the Duo Rakou Chaka , from which the Christophe Astolfi Swingtet developed, which first presented itself at Brosella Folk & Jazz 2003 . He also accompanied Tchavalo Schmitt, Matcho Winterstein and Eddy Bockorny, with whom he played concerts across Europe. He also worked with Philip Catherine , Toots Thielemans , Koen De Cauter , Tcha Limberger and played theater music.

He has lived in Paris since 2008, where he quickly performed with musicians such as David Reinhardt , Samy Daussat, Rodolphe Raffalli and Hugo Lippi. In 2010 he took a seat next Biréli Lagrène , Didier Lockwood and Stochelo Rosenberg in the project Djangodrom by Tony Gatlif part.

His debut album Des Valses , which he recorded as a trio (with rhythm guitarist Frédéric Guédon and bassist Benjamin Ramos), was released in 2013. In 2015, he released the album La bande des trois in a trio with Boulou and Elios Ferré . In 2016, Éditions Coup de Pouce published his textbook Des Valses incontournables , which provides information about the performance of the waltz in gypsy jazz.

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