The Marciac Jazz Festival welcomed Thomas Dutronc and his friends, the gypsy spirits on the stage of the marquee Wednesday, July 31.
Author-composer and performer, Thomas Dutronc does not escape the musical talents of his parents, Françoise Hardy and Jacques Dutronc. Born in June 1973, he grew up in the musical world but did not start learning to play the guitar until the age of 18, with his childhood friends, Matthieu Chedid and Pierre Souchon, and after spending his Bac and obtained a degree in visual arts, cinema option. This taste comes after the discovery of the music of Django Reinhardt. Very quickly, he made his weapons with gypsy musicians who play at the St Ouen flea market. He then participated in 2 films in 1999 and 2001, the following year he wrote a title for Henri Salvador and joined the group “Gipsy Project” Biréli Lagrène for a year. In 2002, he creates A.J.T. Guitar Trio with Antoine Tatich and Jérôme Ciosi, from Corsica. In the years that followed, he participated in the music of several films, composes for Jacno, becomes arranger and director for his mother’s albums. He also performs in jazz clubs such as the “New Morning” in Paris and the Marciac Jazz Festival in 2005, while touring with his quintet throughout France.
The album “Like a manouche without guitar” is found gold record in 2008, 2 months after its release, with 400 00 copies sold. The same year, he was nominated for the 23rd Victoires de la Musique in the categories of artist’s public revelation and album of the year. He won the Best Male Performer Crystal Globe, the UNAC Grand Prix (National Union of Composers) for the song “J’aime plus Paris” and received the Prix Raoul Breton (prize created in 1966 and awarded by the SACEM, encouraging the work of a songwriter or composer). He made his first visit to the Olympia de Paris from 19 to 21 November. The following year, “Like a gypsy without guitar” wins the Victory of the original song at the 24th Victory of Music ceremony in February 2009, when he joins the Enfoirés. In 2010, he participates in the new album of I Muvrini and is named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. Between 2011 and 201, he released 3 new albums (“Silence we turn, we go round in circles”, “Eternals, until tomorrow” and “Live is love” recorded with his group “The Gypsy Spirits” new formation.
For the 42nd edition of JIM, Thomas Dutronc is accompanied by his group “The Manouche Spirits composed of Pierre Blanchard on violin, Rocky Gresset on guitar, Jérôme Ciosi on guitar, David Chiron on double bass and Maxime Zampierie.
He was at the Crest Jazz Vocal in the Drôme on August 1st, the 2nd to the 10th Bay Area Jazz Festival in Carolles in the Channel with Stephan Eicher, we can also find Thomas Dutronc in several jazz festivals:
August 7th at Ghisonaccia in Corsica on August 7th
September 14th and 15th at Montlouis sur Loire during the Jazz in Touraine Festival.
September 20th at Mantes-la Jolie for the Eole Factory Festival.
September 21 in Colmar as part of the Colmar Jazz Festival.
October 16 at “Bal Blomet” in Paris
October 21 in Lunel (34) where he will participate with Stochelo Rosenberg and Rocky Gresset at the International Festival of Guitar of the South of France.
28 and 29 November at the Trianon in Paris for the Blue NoteFestival.