To the gypsy jazz community;
Hello, Jared Engel here, many of you know me as the bassist for The Stephane Wrembel Trio. I know that I've met many people who frequent this forum, and we've probably even played music together. I would just like to take a moment here to thank everyone I've met over the past 5 and a half years while I was member of Stephane's band. I've decided that it's time for me to do something else my creative energy, so I will no longer be making music with Stephane, and I will probably not be at very many gypsy jazz events in the future.
This community is really special and full of generous, creative, talented and ambitious people, and there's so many that have helped Stephane and me over the years, whether it was finding us a gig, letting us crash at their place, organizing a festival, buying a cd, or coming to the shows. Thank You! Though we never reached the top 40, I feel like we were living the dream and it was because of your help!
I would also like to publicly thank Stephane for all that he's taught me both musically and otherwise. It was a great experience, and I wish him the best.
I don't want to fall out of touch with everyone, so if you're ever in NYC, or just want to stay in touch, please send me an email at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><!-- e --> . You can also check my myspace page for current news, http://www.myspace.com/jaredengel
OK, enough melodrama. Hope to see you all soon!