“Tolga is much talented, his pure articulation together with beautiful tone is a delight. His trio goes beyond and renews the genre with an assertive personal style.”

Francis Couvreux, Etudes Tsiganes

“Hot Stuff played with passion!”

Michael Dregni, Vintage Guitar Magazine, USA

“Fascinating repertoire, catchy arrangements, virtuose and swinging improvisations and an incredible mastership.”

Akustik Gitarre, Germania

“Tolga is a musician who combines a unique and arresting style with a masterful technique. His music is striking yet remains pure and uncluttered.”

Turkish Daily News

“Tolga shows an ever-renewed imagination, with fresh poetry and a stirring swing. Point Of View is one of the best swing manouche albums of the last five years.”

Serge Warin, Canal Blue
Tolga Trio

The Tolga Trio was founded in 1999 in Amsterdam by Dutch-Turkish guitarist Tolga During. The line-up and music are inspired by Django Reinhardt's Gipsy Jazz, which was taken as a starting point for his own musical explorations. The main part of the trio's repertoire is in fact written by Tolga, and in his ...

OttoMani (eight hands in Italian) is a new musical project that blends western contemporary music and Jazz with elements from traditional music from around the Mediterranean sea. The compositions are all written by Tolga During, a Dutch-Turkish guitarist who's currently living in Italy. Although the music is ...

In search of the most beautiful Italian songs, the duo offers a repertoire that ranges from Neapolitan songs to old Italian Jazz making use of various rhythms such as swing, bossa nova, bolero and the waltz. All songs are rearranged for guitar and voice and by using a loop station the guitarist has the freedom to improvise over ...

Il trio esplora, tra virtuosismi e citazioni, le contaminazioni tra musica gipsy, atmosfere balcaniche e klezmer, canzone francese e naturalmente tanto jazz. In una parola, quel crogiuolo di culture che si potevano incontrare nella Parigi degli anni ’20 – ’30, città creatrice di miti come nei film di Marcel Carné ...

Il trio nasce dall’incontro tra Tim Trevor-Briscoe, Tolga During e Matteo Zucconi. Propone un repertorio che spazia liberamente da alcuni brani classici del jazz Manouche, alla grande tradizione del jazz Afro-Americano con Ellington, Shorter, Monk… I fiati dell’Italo-Inglese Tim Trevor-Briscoe, protagonista nella scena del Jazz ...

Tolga During, chitarrista jazz manouche di fama internazionale, invita da Parigi Antoine Boyer, chitarrista prodigio. All'età di 16 anni, Boyer era già considerato uno dei più importanti chitarristi manouche e non solo. Un discepolo di zingari maestri della chitarra francese Mandino Reinhardt e Francis-Alfred Moerman, il giovane ...

September 24, 2016
  • Trevour-Tolga-Zucconi Trio

    September 24, 2016
    Province of Siena, Italy

    Private concert


June 17, 2017
  • Amar Corda

    June 17, 2017
    San Marcello Pistoiese

    Private concert


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