Thursday Evening

The festival kicks off tonight with two extraordinary groups. The notion of first and second group really doesn't apply and so we have the luck to have two "second parts". There will be some much beloved Jazz Monouche, but mixed with other styles and with twists...


1st part - Avalon

 Vintage Franco-American Jazz and gypsy



The musical style presented by Avalon Jazz Band is inspired by the sort of jazz played in Paris in the 1930s and 40s, especially by the Hot Club de France, founded by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, whose repertoire consisted of original music and jazz standards. This French style of hot jazz then became what we now know as “Gypsy jazz” or “Jazz Manouche”, with its technical bravadoes and virtuoso skills, embodied by the quick fingers of violinist  Adrien Chevalier. The delicate voice and swing phrasing of Tatiana Eva-Marie bring the zazou element to the mix: an ingenuous and mischievous joie-de-vivre, which she incarnates to perfection.


Tatiana Eva Marie - vocals

Daniel Garlisky - violon

Leigh Barker - basse

Duvad Dunayevski - guitare

Scott Koehler  - guitare 

2nd part Filippo Dall'Asta

Gypsy Jazz plus a twist



Filippo Dall’Asta is an Italian Gypsy jazz guitarist, composer, bandleaderand arranger, mixing the sounds of Gypsy jazz with traditional Indian music and with the melodies of his native Italy, to forge his own style of progressive guitar playing. Filippo began playing at the age of 5 in Parma, Italy, and studied music in his native country as well as Germany, France, Holland and India. In 2010, at the age of 23, he arrived in the UK. He has toured and recorded with hundreds of artists such as Mozes Rosenberg, Lollo Meier, Giacomo Smith, John Wheatcroft, Gypsy Dynamite, Harp Bazaar, Tara Minton
(Björk), Mehboob Nadeem, The Onironauts and many more. His touring resume covers Germany, India, Italy, France, Spain, England, Malta and Russia, with notable appearances at The Royal Albert Hall, the House of Parliament, the Tower of London, the Union Chapel, and many festivals in France and Italy. Filippo released his first solo album in December 2018: “Mediterasian”, innovative album featuring over 20 musicians in which the erratic energyof Gypsy jazz combine with the meditative sonorities of Indian music. The album was praised as "one of the best instrumental albums of
" by LA Music Critic Awards.


Filippo Dall’Asta - lead guitar
Sebastian Peszko - viola

Kazuyoshi Nakatsuka - Double bass

Giangiacomo Rosso - Guitar

Matan Goldstien - percussion