Antoine Boyer


Antoine Boyer drank from the most authentic sources of gypsy jazz, being a disciple of such masters as Mandino Reinhardt and Francis-Alfred Moerman, with whom he recorded his first CD-DVD in 2009, which was acclaimed by French and American critics (Jazzman, Vintage Guitars). Antoine Boyer also performed Francis-Alfred Moerman's works in tribute concerts at the Angers Gypsy Swing festival in 2010, as well as the Django Reinhardt festival (Samois) in 2011. Antoine Boyer's 2nd CD, Leské (for him, in Sinti language) received several awards, among which Trad Mag's 'Bravo.'

In 2011, following the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Antoine Boyer organises a concert in Brussels to raise money for Act for Japan. Following the release of his 3rd CD, Sita, which earned a 'Revelation' award from Jazzman magazine. Antoine Boyer was chosen as the 'Revelation 2012' by Guitarist Acoustic magazine. He is the first gypsy jazz guitarist to get this much sought distinction.

Antoine Boyer has been billed by most major gypsy jazz festivals in Europe and the United States and has shared the stage with such renowned musicians as Philip Catherine, Angelo Debarre, Stochelo Rosenberg, Christian Escoudé, Raphael Faÿs, Tim Kliphuis, Jon Larsen, Adrien Moignard, Robin Noland, Paulus Schäfer, etc.

Antoine performs regularly in duet with Samuelito, Gustav Lundgren Trio and is regularly invited to play with many artists. He also studies classical guitar with Gérard Abiton in Paris. He is the winner of the 2015 Montigny Classical Guitar Contest. He has been nominated "révélation Guitare Classique 2016" by the French magazine Guitare Classique. Antoine Boyer and Samuelito won this year the "4th European Guitar Award" in Dresden.