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Phone:   +44   (0)7790 265681 Email:  RhythmAndRootsAgency@gmail.com




Regarded as Gypsy Jazz royalty, Paulus Schäfer is known globally as one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation. The Dutch Sinti Gypsy is one of a small handful of contemporary world class musicians bringing the musical style first played by his forefather, the great Django Reinhardt to the international jazz stage.


Growing up in a camp near Eindhoven Holland, where he still lives today, Paulus learned together first hand with many of the worlds best gypsy guitarists; legendary musicians like Stochelo Rosenberg and Jimmy Rosenberg are his neighbours, his uncle Fapy Lafertin is a regular musical partner, his main mentor during childhood was Wasso Grünholz, a legend in the Sinti community.  


Paulus' Trio features Dutch double bass legend Arnoud Van Den Berg and UK guitar virtuoso Chris Quinn on Rhythm Guitar, one of the tightest rhythm sections in the business. The Trio are currently recording a new album due for release in mid 2017.


Simply put, Paulus is a true master, live expect to be blown away by his staggering virtuosity and beautifully lyrical guitar playing, a must for lovers of real music.







"The best gypsy jazz guitarist in the world!"

Le Quecumbar, London


"Just home from Theatre on the Steps, The Paulus Schafer Trio, We are not worthy, eyewarteringly awesome!!  Mesmerising and exhausting in equal measure... 3 extremely talented guys, don't miss the return next year, I feel totally wowed." 

Online review from audience member at the

Theatre on the Steps Bridgnorth October 2016





A legendary gypsy jazz guitarist in action. Expect jaw dropping virtuosity, beautiful tight arrangements and a slick show.  An observation we often get from fans and promoters is that what sets Paulus apart from his peers, Stochelo Rosenberg, Bireli Lagrene et al, is his warm on stage persona and genuine love of performing and putting on a show. Paulus is not only a phenomenal musician but also a nice guy that understands the importance of engaging with his audience.  


Venue Types:

In the coming years we plan to continue to book The Paulus Schäfer Trio into theatres and music venues in the UK ranging from 100 to 500 in capacity depending. We also want to introduce his music and help spread the word to the larger jazz festival and guitar festival organisers in the UK.  



Booking Paulus brings an authentic top flight gypsy jazz guitarist to your festival bill or music season.

With a fast growing reputation and great name, Paulus Schäfer not only brings in a good local pull but also a national and sometimes international audience with the right promotion. Hot Club jazz fans travel a long way to see the likes of The Paulus Schäfer Trio.  











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