Olavin Jazz - David Chevallier trio
Liput 20/18 € ovelta tuntia ennen konserttia ja ennakkoon
The multitalented guitarist David Chevallier forms a telepathic unit with double bassist Sébastien Boisseau and drummer Christophe Lavergne.
The French trio spread its ephemeral delicate acoustic jazz-folk in Estonia in February. The dates in Finland and Latvia are postponed to August due to the covid restrictions in these countries. Their roadbook includes two different programs alongside local rising talents: the singer Anett Tamm in Estonia on the the program The Ophelia Songbook inspired by the Shakespearian character, and the trumpetist Tomi Nikku in Finland on the brand new program Curiosity.
David Chevallier has been one of the outstanding figures on the French creative jazz scene for many years. The trio he put together in 2013 with double bassist Sébastien Boisseau and drummer Christophe Lavergne has became a corner stone of his projects in recent years. The band started with a repertoire of revisited standards on electric guitar “Standards & Avatars”. Praised for its fresh perspectives the trio moved on to a “Second Life” in 2016 with a new and entirely original repertoire. David Chevallier changed his electric guitar for 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars and banjo, creating a unique trio sound, a kind of imaginary jazz-folk. Eager to get a wider and more complex sound, the whole creation is subtly computer assisted. “Second Life” is a new incarnation of an inspired trio.
Brought up in a family of musicians, David Chevallier studied classical guitar and became deeply fascinated by the idea of composing and the notion of improvisation in jazz. In his early years he made a name playing with jazzmen such as Laurent Dehors, Patrice Caratini and John Taylor. He founded his own musical company, the SonArt, which explores the possibilities of creating stimulating bridges between very different musical worlds. He is particularly interested in creating meeting points between baroque music and contemporary jazz. Through these musical emotions, he adopted the theorbo and the baroque guitar which he uses both to play Björk songs and to play in continuo. But rest assured, David Chevallier has not however discarded the electric guitar nor jazz!
Photo by Annabelle Tiaffay