Matthias Hampel 05Matthias started to play music at young age, learning the accordeon. He is playing enthusiastically in the local Accordeon-Orchestra of his hometown Raunheim am Main.

At the late age of 30 Matthias starts to play guitar, soon discovering his love for Jazz and especially the Gypsy-Jazz strongly influenced by guitar-maestro Django Reinhardt. He starts to learn this style by first discovering the Rhythm- and after some time also the Soloing in this genre.

Matthias Hampel 01Today Matthias is known as a player and Sessionguitarrist at many national and internationalen Gypsy-Jazz Festivals. Furthermore he is working as Guestplayer with different Formations and bands, mainly in the Gypsy-Jazz and Session-Scene in the Rhein-Main-area.

In 2007 Matthias meets with Bertino and the other musicians of "Coeur du Bois". Since then a frienship and steady partnership has developed for them.

Matthias is one of the steady players with "Coeur du Bois" at gigs and sessions in the Rhein-Main-area and abroad. We are proud to know him and play with him.

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