Dante Agostini

Hired in 1947 by André Ekyan, he played for a year at the Casino municipal de Nice, then worked with Hubert Rostaing, returning with Ekyan for an engagement with the Ambassadeurs de Paris. Dante now divides his time between recording studios, music-halls and cabarets, playing in turn with the most eminent French musicians (Django, Hubert and Raymond Fol, Alix Combelle, Jean-Claude Fohrenbach, Pierre Michelot, Claude Bolling, Roger Guérin, Stéphane Grappelli, Henry Renaud, Guy Lafitte) and the best foreign soloists (René Thomas, Don Byas, James Moody, Ted curson, Bobby Jaspar, Nathan Davis, etc.).

In 1966, he founded a drum school and from then on devoted himself entirely to teaching, with the publication to date of ten volumes of methods and solfeggio, nevertheless finding time to go and play when the Opportunity presented itself...