Jazz Guitarist Stephane Wrembel at SoHo Music Bar on Wednesday, Jan 19th
Stephane Wrembel is performing with his quartet on Wednesday, January 19th at SoHo Restaurant and Music Venue.
He’s considered one of the best musicians specializing in Django’s style. It happens to be Django Reinhardt’s Birthday week too.
Stephane’s quartet includes:
Josh Kaye on Guitar, Ari -Folman Cohen on Bass and Nick Anderson on the drums.
He’ll mix in some of his own compositions as well.
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 recorded the entire score for Rifkin’s Festival (starring Wallace Shawn, Gina Gershon and Christophe Waltz) tentatively set to be released in late January of 2022. In October of 2019, 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. Since 2003, Wrembel has produced the Django a Gogo Festival, bringing together some of the finest musicians in the world to celebrate the Sinti guitar style to perform in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Town Hall. His show, Django New Orleans, recently sold out 8 shows at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center. His other program, Shades of Django, will be presented in performing arts centers around the country in the fall of 2022.
Listen to his amazing 2012 release, Origins, which includes his original composition “Bistro Fada,” the highlight track on the Grammy®-winning soundtrack for Midnight In Paris.
"Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism." – New York Times
“Stephane Wrembel just might be the greatest acoustic guitarist alive.”—The Aquarian
"For North Americans, Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of gypsy jazz."--New York Observer
"There's plenty of Gypsy jazz guitarists who can play more notes at a faster tempos than Django Reinhardt, but few can truly master the inventiveness, melody and sheer swing. Stephane Wrembel is one of the rarities… Throughout, Wrembel’s playing is simply wonderful. He creates lead lines that snake through the original melodies, accenting them with dazzling riffs, and coming back to earth-and making it all make sense. Using Bob Holo-built Selmer-style guitars, his tone is alive and warm. That’s jazz!”-Vintage Guitar Magazine
“The mind-bendingly rapid melodies Stephane provided to the set’s final song were an exclamation point for an audience that was enthralled for 60 minutes of unforgettable music.”—Parklife DC