december, 2020

19dec11:00 am10:00 pmFeaturedSTEPHANE WREMBEL'S Django A Gogo FestivalVirtual Edition

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Saturday, December 19 | 3 PM & 9PM

Stephane Wrembel, one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music, presents Django a Gogo Festival celebrating the life and music of legendary musician, Django Reinhardt, with an interactive guitar workshop.

Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and Django Reinhardt, Wrembel— who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside— has had a remarkable career.  Since 2002, this prolific, virtuoso guitarist has released over a dozen recordings under his name and the nom de plume, The Django Experiment. Wrembel is best known for his original composition “Bistro Fada,” the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Academy Award- winning film, “Midnight In Paris,” which also won a Grammy Award for the soundtrack. Subsequently, Wrembel was hand-selected by award winning composer/producer Hans Zimmer to perform at the 2012 Academy Awards as part of his “All Star Band.”

Wrembel has been based in the NYC area for the past 20 years and since his studies at Berklee College of Music. He has toured around the world including venues and festivals in the U.S, Canada, France, Israel, Nigeria and India. Wrembel has headlined at Lincoln Center, recorded with mandolin legend David Grisman, toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor and shared stages with a long list of world renowned musicians.

In 2003, Wrembel created his own annual event, Django a Gogo Festival, where he and other musicians influenced by Django Reinhardt celebrate the Sinti guitar style. Django a Gogo is a world class evening of gypsy jazz performed at the highest level of musicianship. The concert repertoire follows the Django canon and veers into reinterpretation, improvisation and interplay between musicians from various backgrounds.

Workshop with Stephane Wrembel

Join a master class on rhythm and improvisation in the context of the Django Reinhardt style. Improvising is often thought to be a relationship between scales and chords, but in reality it is about inventing melodies on the spot. How does a melody work? What is the role of harmony and rhythm in creating melodies? And how did Django Reinhardt conceive it?

The workshop is open to all ages, levels and instruments. Participants will be able to submit questions to Mr. Wrembel to which he will respond.

The workshop is open to all ages, levels and instruments.  Participants will be able to submit questions to Mr. Wrembel to which he will respond.

Saturday, December 19 | 11 AM

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(Saturday) 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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