Antoine Boyer's 2nd CD, Leské
('for him', in Sinti language) received several awards, among which Trad'Mag's 'Bravo'.?Following the release of his 3rd CD, Sita, which earned a 'Revelation' award
from Jazzman magazine, AntoineBoyer 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. He has shared the stage with such renowned musicians as Philip Catherine, Angelo Debarre, Stochelo Rosenberg, Christian Escoudé, Adrien Moignard, Robin Nolan etc. In 2013, he participates in the recording of the CD "Rainbow Duets" with bassist Ghali Hadefi.
Antoine performs regularly in duet with Samuelito 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 & Samuelito won the "4th European Guitar Award" in Dresden 2016.
Gustav Lundgren (1980) is known both in Sweden and abroad to be one of the world's foremost interpreters of guitarist Django Reinhardt. He founded the group Hot Club de Suede already in 2001. Gustav started to play at clubs around the Stockholm area at age 16 and made his first tour to Spain with his own trio at age 19.
Between 2000-2012 Gustav toured Japan, USA, Indonesia, England, Brazil, France, Syria, Turkey, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, Algeria, Latvia, Switzerland, Austria, Moldova, Ukraine, Transnistria, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway & Finland with different jazz groups.
He has recorded over 55 albums as a side man and 15 as a leader. Gustav Lundgren has been working with names like: Jimmy Rosenberg, Jorge Rossy, Doug Weiss, Lelo Nika, Dorado Schmitt, The Swedish House Mafia, Kleerup, September & Anne Sofie von Otter. Gustav has performed in both TV and Radio in many different countries including the USA.
In 2004 Gustav was honored with his own signature guitar model from AJL-Guitars.In 2005 he received the Louis Armstrong Scholarship. In 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2016 he was honored with grants from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. In 2015 he received the Albin Hagström Scholarship and the Second Line Jazzband Scholarship.
Acoustic Connection is:
Antoine Boyer -— Guitar
Gustav Lundgren — Guitar
Martin Widlund — Rhythm Guitar
Andreas Unge — Bass