The multitalented guitarist David Chevallier forms a telepathic unit with double bassist Sébastien Boisseau and drummer Christophe Lavergne. The French trio will 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!

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 in Estonia from February 19th to 25th 
The Ophelia Songbook with Anett Tamm
Fri 19/02 Viljandi, Ancient Music Centre
Sat 20/02 Mõniste Rahvamaja
Sun 21/02 Põlva, Cultural Centre
Mon 22/02 Abja Paluoja, Kultuurimaja
Thu 25/02 Tallinn, Philly Joe’s / Jazzkaar Winter Jazz

Tour program in Finland and Latvia from August 12th to 27th
Thu 12/08 Vantaa / rehearsal with Tomi Nikku
Fri 13/08 to be agreed
Sat 14/08 Äänekoski, Wille olohuone ja keittiö
Sun 15/08 Pori, Validi Karkia -Klubi
Mon 16/08 Helsinki, Hakasalmen Huvila / jaZZanti*
Tue 17/08 Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari / Olavin Jazz
Wed 18/08 Joensuu, Pakkahuone /Jazzkerho 76
Thu 19/08 Kotka, Nelosteatteri / Kotka Jazz (tbc)
Fri 20/08 Turku, Turun konservatorio ja musiikkiopisto* (tbc)
* David Chevallier trio Curiosity with Tomi Nikku
Sun 22/08 Madona, Cultutal Centre (tba)
Mon 23/08 Ogre, Music School / master class + concert (tbc)
Wed 24/08 Madona, Cultural Centre (tba)
Thu 25/08 Preili, Cultural Centre / open rehearsal + concert
Fri 26/08 Daugavpils, Theater of Union
Sat 27/08 Luznava Manor House / festival de jazz

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

David Chevallier trio (

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

Curiosity | Le SonArt