Stephane Wrembel to Bring “Shades of Django” to the Linda, Dec. 3
ALBANY – On Dec. 3, Stephane Wrembel will treat the audience at the Linda to his specialty program, “Shades of Django,” as they prepare to go into the studio. Widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest Gypsy-jazz guitarists, this program celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt promises to be a special one.
Stephane Wrembel is one of the most highly regarded guitarists in the world specializing in the style of legendary composer/guitarist Django Reinhardt; he learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside. He has had a remarkable career, touring the world, while releasing 16 albums under his name and the nom de plume, The Django Experiment. His original compositions have been featured in Woody Allen’s Vicki Cristina Barcelona (“Big Brother”) and Midnight in Paris (“Bistro Fada”). He contributed the original score for Rifkin’s Festival, released on January 28, 2022. Previous to that, Wrembel released the highly regarded Django L’Impressionniste, featuring 17 of Reinhardt’s preludes for solo guitar, followed by a book of his transcriptions in April of 2021.
“Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism.”New York Times
Since 2003, Wrembel has also produced the Django a Gogo Festival, bringing together some of the finest musicians in the world to celebrate the Sinti guitar style, and to perform in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Town Hall. His program, Django New Orleans, sold out 8 shows at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center in November of 2021. This new program, Shades of Django, is currently being presented in performing arts centers around the country.
Wrembel’s band includes:
- Stephane Wrembel, guitar
- Josh Kaye, guitar
- Dylan Perrillo, bass
- Nick Anderson, drums
- Nick Driscoll, clarinet/tenor sax
- Adrien Chevalier, violin
- Sarah King, vocals
The show will begin at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 for day-of-purchases. To purchase your ticket, please click here.