Azzola, Marcel

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Azzola, Marcel Gender: M
Marcel Jean Azzola
born on 10 July 1927 at 08:45 (= 08:45 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 17°04' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°23 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 27°58'

Marcel Azzola (2015)
photo: Nouvel Accord, license cc-by-sa-4.0


French accordionist of Italian descent who performed with Jacques Brel, among others. The famous line "Chauffe, Marcel!" ("Heat up, Marcel") in Brel's song "Vésoul" refers to he, Azzola, who played the accordion during the recording.

During his career Azzola accompanied many of the most famous French singers of his era, including Boris Vian, Édith Piaf, Tino Rossi, Yves Montand, Juliette Gréco, Jean Sablon, Francis Lemarque, and Gilbert Bécaud. He also provided music for many film producers, including Claude Lelouch, Jacques Tati, Bertrand Tavernier, Claude Sautet, and Edouard Molinaro.

Marcel Azzola died on 22 January 2019, aged 91, in Poissy, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Brel, Jacques (born 8 April 1929). Notes: Music collaborators


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'accordéon' pdf file, p. 7.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Accordionist)