In the Petrucciani family, this is the father; a guitarist who trained his three sons in music; first of all in jazz, since this is the music they listened to together and that they practised together in the family trio.

Tony Petrucciani’s first idol was Django, then all the greats from Wes Montgommery to Tal Farlow, from Joe Pass to Kenny Burrell, from Jim Hall to Barney Kessel.

We all remember Michel’s talent and generosity. Trained at his father’s school, he never missed an opportunity to pay tribute to him. The public recordings bear witness to their complicity built on years of common practice. A very strong link united the son to the father and the father to the sons; we must not forget Louis the double bass player, Michel’s musical companion, nor Philippe the guitarist, both present on the French jazz scene.

Tony Petrucciani crossed paths with many jazz musicians from all walks of life, united by this passion: André Ceccarelli, Manuel Rocheman, Tal Farlow, Alain Jean Marie, Charles Bellonzi, Ricardo Del Fra, Sangoma Everett, Eddy Louiss, Marc Fosset, Antoine Hervé, ….