Xantoné Blacq & Tony Match
jazz / soul / funk
Xantone Blacq-Tony Match is a fresh combo between top French drummer Tony Match and versatile vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Xantoné Blacq. Their music mixes influences from the many great artists that they have worked with (Fred Wesley, Earth Wind & Fire, Amy Winehouse, Paul Jackson...) to create a refreshing and colorful sonic cocktail. Soul, Jazz, Funk and exciting duo interplay are all alive and well in this music. You've heard so much music in 1.0. It's time to upgrade 2.0!!!
Vocalist and Multi-Instrumentalist (keyboards, percussion) Xantoné Blacq's musicality fuses Jazz-Funk, Soul, Afro and Latin music with ethnic sounds from around the world.
No stranger to the big live stage, Xan performed with a wide range of artists from many genres including Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Candi Staton, Jessie J, Randy Brecker, Tom Browne, and Nigel Kennedy amongst many others. He is a successful producer having released music with record companies in Japan, the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and many European labels. He has also remixed for numerous high-level artists including Earth Wind & Fire
Tony Match is a French drummer and jazz soul funk activist. For more than fifteen years he has worked with the cream of world-class jazz funk musicians, both as a music producer, musician, and musical director. From Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Martha High. Omar, Paul Jackson the Headhunters, Richard Galliano to Rick Margitza, Tony is involved in many projects involving jazz icons such as Kurt Elling, Charlie Haden, Ernie Watts, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. He performed with Ulf Wakenius, Randy Brecker, Flavio Boltro, Jesse Davis just to name a few...Tony Match has composed produced and mixed more than a hundred tracks on major & leading independent labels, including the album for Deutsche Grammophon.