Antoine Boyer drank from the most authentic sources of gypsy jazz, being a disciple of such masters as Mandino Reinhardt and Francis-Alfred Moerman, with whom he recorded his first CD-DVD in 2009, acclaimed by French and American critics (Jazzman, Vintage Guitars). Antoine also performed Francis-Alfred Moerman’s works in tribute concerts at the Angers Gypsy Swing festival in 2010, as well as the Django Reinhardt festival (Samois) in 2011.
Antoine Boyer’s 2nd CD, Leské (“for him”, in the Sinti language) received several awards, among which was Trad’Mag’s ‘Bravo’. In 2011, following the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, Antoine Boyer organized a concert in Brussels to raise money for Act for Japan. Following the release of his 3rd CD, Sita, which earned a ‘Revelation’ award from Jazzman magazine, Antoine Boyer was chosen as the ‘Revelation 2012’ by Guitarist Acoustic magazine. He is the first gypsy jazz guitarist to receive this much sought-after distinction.
Antoine Boyer has been a headliner at most of the major Gypsy Jazz festivals in Europe and the United States and has shared the stage with such renowned musicians as Philip Catherine, Angelo Debarre, Stochelo Rosenberg, Christian Escoudé, Raphael Faÿs, Tim Kliphuis, Jon Larsen, Adrien Moignard, Robin Nolan, and Paulus Schäfer.
More recently, Antoine studied classical guitar with Gérard Abiton in Paris. He is the winner of the 2015 Montigny Classical Guitar Contest. Antoine has been nominated “Révélation Guitare Classique 2016” by the French magazine Guitare Classique.
Antoine Boyer and the Flamenco guitarist Samuelito won the “4th European Guitar Award” in Dresden, Germany in 2017, and since then they recorded their first album « Coincidence » and are touring all over the world. In January 2019, Antoine and Samuelito both joined the troupe of International Guitar Night for a tour of the United States and Canada for a 2 months tour across USA and Canada.
In 2018 Antoine Boyer released his acclaimed solo album “Caméléon Waltz”.
Antoine now is currently mainly touring in duet with the Samuelito, and with the quartet of the violinist Fiona Monbet.
Since this summer 2019, Antoine Boyer touring in duet also with Yeore Kim harmonicist from Korea. Antoine Boyer and Yeore Kim form an atypical duet in a repertoire composed of jazz standards, pop and personal compositions. Their two instruments are in a style of their own, a great place to improvise, a personality influenced by musicians such as the Beatles, Django Reinhardt, Toots Thielemans and many others …
_Trad’Magazine’s « Bravo » for his second CD Leské
_Winner of the Djangofest Award 2011 (Seattle)
_Nominated « Révélation » 2012 by the magazine Guitarist Acoustic
_First prize at the Classical guitar competition of Montigny (2015)
_Winner of the competition « Révélation Guitare Classique 2016 »
_Winner at the 4th European guitar Award