About Stephane and The Stephane Wrembel Band
The New York Times recently said: "Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism.".
The New York Observer said, "Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of Gypsy jazz" and Rolling Stone Magazine has called him “a revelation”.
Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. To say that Wrembel— who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside— has already had a remarkable career would be an under-statement. This prolific, virtuoso guitarist has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane Wrembel is best known for “Bistro Fada”, the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar-winning film, Midnight In Paris and "Big Brother", the theme song from another successful Woody Allen's film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
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.” Then, Midnight in Paris won a Grammy Award for “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media”.
Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and Django, Wrembel has been based in the New York City region for the past 20 years and since his studies at Berklee. He has toured around the world, and is very active on the musical scene in many countries including USA, Canada, France, Israel and India. Recently, Stephane has performed as a headliner at the legendary Carnegie Hall and at The Town Hall in New York as well as at the Festival Django Reinhardt in France. Wrembel has also headlined at Lincoln Center, played major Festivals, recorded with mandolin legend David Grisman, toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor and shared stages with al long list of world-renowned musicians.
The Stephane Wrembel Band includes long-time collaborators Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman Cohen (bass), and Nick Anderson (drums).
About Django a Gogo
More than 10 years ago, Stephane Wrembel founded Django a Gogo - Music Festival and Camp in New York City. Over the years, the event has grown to become one of the world's most important celebration of Django Reinhardt. Django a Gogo celebrates Django Reinhardt as a composer, as a guitarist, as a Gypsy, as a free thinker and as a traveler. Django a Gogo is a space of expression for Django masters, and masters of other styles, a space of the highest musical exchange in the world.
In 2017, Stephane Wrembel produced and headlined his Django A Gogo concert held at Carnegie Hall in New York. The event received rave reviews and included guitar masters Al Di Meola, Larry Keel, Stochelo Rosenberg and other gifted musicians all celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt. In 2018, Django a gogo was held at The Town Hall in New York. the show included many European masters of Jazz Manouche and featured bluegrass legend Sam Bush.
The 2019 Edition of the Festival was held from April 23 to April 28. There were concerts and a Musical Camp held at the Woodland in Maplewood NJ from April 23 to April 26 and the main show took place on April 27, again, at the legendary Town Hall with an all-star roster and a very special American guest (TBA). On April 28, all musicians went at Barbes in Brooklyn for a final concert and jam.
For the 2020 Edition, Wrembel is going to bring a world-class French team to join him and his American guests on stage: Raphael Fays, Laurent Hestin, David Gastine, Sebastien Felix, Russell Welch, Thor Jensen and Josh Kaye.