Mayo Hubert

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Christophe “Mayo” Hubert (born 18 May 1977 in Saargemünd) is a French musician (guitar) of the gypsy jazz.

Life and work

Hubert had guitar lessons at the age of twelve with Antoine Haag and Tchavolo Schmitt; at 17 he gave his first public concert when he performed in Strasbourg with the formation Sinti Swing, which included Jordan, Martial and Fistan Loefler.
In the following years he worked with Charles Aznavour, Sacha Distel, Juliette Reno and Henri Salvador since the 1990s, furthermore in various gypsy jazz formations, initially as a rhythm guitarist. In 2002 he released his self-titled debut album as a self-production, followed by the album Swing Mayo in 2004 and Caravan de Santino in 2012. Stylistically he is influenced by Django Reinhardt, Biréli Lagrène, Dorado and Tchavolo Schmitt.

Discographical notes

  • Swing Mayo (Orange Karamel, 2004, with Stéphane Hubert, Tchin Tchin Haag, Loungo Haag, Eddy Hubert, Yannick Riznar, Jean-Marc Muller as well as Timbo Mehrstein, Joseph.Reinhardt)
  • Les Enfants de Django: New Generation – Live su Meridien JVC Jazz Festival Paris 2005 (HLO Records, 2005, with Jean-Luc Miotti, Mike Reinhardt, Samson Schmitt, Yorgui Loeffler, Gigi Loeffler)
  • Tchavolo Schmitt: Seven Gypsy Nights (Le Chant du Monde, 2007, with Giani Lincan, Claudius Dupont, Costel Nitescu)
  • Caravan de Santino (Fremeaux, 2012, with Francko Mehrstein, Gino Roman, Laurent Maur and Samson Schmitt and Gino Haag)

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