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Djangofest on Tour - Seattle Sunday, March 11th

MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
edited March 2007 in North America Posts: 6,155
KBCS 91.3FM is proud to present the 2007 Djangofest on Tour on Sunday, March 11th at Town Hall in Seattle. Showtime is 8pm. This is the only greater Seattle area appearance for this tour. Tickets are now on sale via the website at www.kbcs.fm

The late gypsy (Roma) guitarist Django Reinhardt inspired several generations of musicians around the world over the past 80 years. His guitar-based swing music was the rage of Europe in the 1930’s and featured the fiery interplay between Reinhardt and his longtime compatriot and friend, violinist Stephane Grappelli. Together as Quintet of the Hot Club of France (comprised of violin, three acoustic guitars and bass) during 1933-39 they produced a sensational series of recordings and performances.

The 2007 DjangoFest on Tour pays homage to the music of Django Reinhardt and features the incredible gypsy-jazz guitarist from France, Stephane Wrembel and his trio. Wrembel has been called “…an astonishing talent” by All About Jazz and “… one of the greatest guitarists in the world” by Relix Magazine. The fiery music and the melancholy gypsy songs of Eastern Europe, paired with pure jazz, purer joie de vivre and lots of inspiration, give rise to the irresistible and unmistakable sound of the Stephane Wrembel Trio.

Also appearing at the 2007 DjangoFest on Tour is Swedish guitarist Andreas Öberg. During recent years Andreas Öberg has been working with his own projects as well as performing with artists in many different styles such as Les Paul, Jimmy Rosenberg, Putte Wickman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ulf Wakenius, Joey DeFransesco, Mark Murphy, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Marian Petrescu, Dorado Schmitt, Ken Peplowski and Florin Nicolescu just to name a few.

"Kruno" Spisic is also a featured musician at the 2007 DjangoFest on Tour and began his musical training at the age of 10. His first instrument was of Eastern European decent called the Tambura, a four tone mandolin from modern day Croatia. Growing up in a Croatian household, he was exposed to many forms of Tambura music from the Balkans and its Gypsies. He creates a new branch of gypsy jazz by fusing Eastern European folk traditions with Django swing. This new merging of sounds enthralled audiences with its sweet Balkan melodies and hot Gypsy swing. Kruno has performed at folk festivals and jazz clubs all over the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, bringing his unique blend of swing and folk themes to exhilarated audiences.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2007 DjangoFest on Tour. Please visit kbcs.fm for more information.

Comments

  • PhilPhil Portland, ORModerator Anastasio
    Posts: 774
    How was the show! Can someone write a review post photos? Cheers Phil
  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 6,155
    Unfortunately I was in the lobby selling the CDs for most of it. :cry:

    But the little I heard was great...Wrembel is blending a lot of rock influences and attitude into his show. But still based in Gypsy jazz.

    Kruno and Andreas melded their act together...what a team! And both will be sitting in at the Latona jam tonight!!

    Ted and Michael skillfuly heldg down the rhythm all night....


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