The band was born by an idea of Renato Gattone, a double bass player and band leader of several projects, a musician totally involved into jazz and manouche music. After several experiences in the jazz manouche with musicians such as Dorado Schmitt, Angelo De Barre, Stockelo Rosenberg and many others, he created Les Chats Noirs, a band made up by of an accordion, a manouche guitar, a double bass and a voice.
The new born band has already played many concerts in Italian jazz clubs and also in jazz festivals such as Formello Jazz, Sunset Jazz Festival, Village Celimontana, R.I.F. Roccascalegna in Festival, Diva's Jazz.
The band has recently published the first Les Chats Noirs album for the label Forward Music Italy. It is available at NativeDSD Music in Stereo DSD 256, DSD 128 and DSD 64.