Salters Scene: A Tribute to DJANGO REINHARDT

Stephane Wrembel

Stephane Wrembel

 

 

On September 28th there was a tribute to the, Belgian guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt at  Pace Unviersity’s The Michael Schimmel Center.  

Django who had a major influence in the Gypy Jazz space, was recognized on this night by a few great practitioners of the style:  Pierre “Kamlo” Barre, Alfonso Pontecelli and Stephane Wrembel.

Eva Slongo, Pierre "Kamlo" Barre, Alfonoso Ponticelli  and Stephane Wrembel

Eva Slongo, Pierre “Kamlo” Barre, Alfonoso Ponticelli and Stephane Wrembel

 

The musical tribute named Django’s Dream: A Gypsy Swing Festival curated by Livesounds.org, was a main feature of THE 9th ANNUAL NY GYPSY FESTIVAL Produced by Serdar Ilhan and Mehmet Dede, which highlighted artists from India, Turkey, Macedonia, Italy, France, The Netherlands and the US.

Alfonso Ponticello

Alfonso Ponticello

If you are not familiar with Gypy Jazz, you definitely want to check out Pointicello, Kamlo and Wrembel.  Each of these guitarist played a complete set of tunes backed by the Stephane Wrembel’s group: Dave Speranza on bass, Nick Anderson on drums and Roy Edwin Williams on Guitar.  Also violinist Eva Slongo added her talent to the evening as a surprise.  She happened to be in town and has previousy performed with Kamlo.  She fit right in with this all star cast of musicians. To end the night, all of the artists came together on stage to perform a fantastic jam session.

 

Isabel Soffer of Livesounds and Serdar Ilhan of NY Gypsy Festival

Isabel Soffer of Livesounds and Serdar Ilhan of NY Gypsy Festival

 

It was really a great night of international sounds at The Michael Schimmel CenterTo keep on the look out for coming musical events check out http://schimmel.pace.edu/ and http://livesounds.org/

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