The multitalented guitarist David Chevallier forms a telepathic unit with double bassist Sébastien Boisseau and drummer Christophe Lavergne. From February 17th to March 9th the French trio will spread its ephemeral delicate acoustic jazz-folk in Latvia, Estonia and Finland. Their roadbook includes two different programs alongside local rising talents: the singer Anett Tamm in Estonia and the trumpetist Tomi Nikku in Finland.

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!

David Chevallier, Sébastien Boisseau, Christophe Lavergne (c) Anne Magouët

David Chevallier trio 
David Chevallier, acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, banjo, laptop
Sébastien Boisseau,  double bass
Christophe Lavergne, drums

The Ophelia Songbook (5 concerts in Estonia)
With Anett Tamm, vocals
Lyrics by Kyrie Kristmanson

Curiosity (2 concerts in Finland)
with Tomi Nikku, trumpet

Tour program from February 17th to March 9th
Wed 17/02 Preili, House of Culture
Thu 18/02 Daugavpils, Unity House
ESTONIA The Ophelia Songbook with Anett Tamm
Fri 19/02 Viljandi, Ancient Music Centre
Sat 20/02 Mõniste Rahvamaja
Sun 21/02 Põlva, Cultural Centre
Tue 23/02 Kotka, Nelosteatteri
Wed 24/02 Joensuu, Pakkahuone / festival Joensuu Winter Music
Thu 25/02 Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari
Fri 26/02 Kitee, Kiteesali
Sun 28/02 Pori, Validi Karkia -Klubi
David Chevallier trio Curiosity with Tomi Nikku
Mon 01/03 Helsinki, Hakasalmen Huvila / jaZZanti
Tue 02/03 Turku or Salo (tbc)
ESTONIA The Ophelia Songbook with Anett Tamm
Thu 04/03 Tallinn, Philly Joe’s / Jazzkaar Winter Jazz
Sat 06/03 Abja Paluoja, kulttuurimaja
Sun 07/03 Luznava Manor House
Mon 08/03 Ogre, Music School
Wed 09/03 Madona, Cultural Centre

Tour production: Lune de trois
Tour booking and tour management: Vapaat äänet
Tour booking in Estonia in cooperation with Uus Kontsert
Tour support: CNM Centre National de La Musique, Institut Français – Ville de Nantes, Institut Français de Lettonie,  Institut Français d’Estonie,  Institut Français de Finlande, AJC Association Jazzé Croisé

David Chevallier trio (

The Ophelia Songbook – created in 2017 with Kyrie Kristmanson
The Ophelia Songbook | Le SonArt

Curiosity | Le SonArt