Django a Gogo Fesitval (Virtual Edition)
Stephane Wrembel and Third Row presents Django a Gogo Festival (Virtual Edition) with an interactive guitar workshop and two very special concerts on Saturday, December 19, 2020
Django a Gogo has been presented at the legendary venues Carnegie Hall and The Town Hall in New York City. Now, you can experience the festival in the comfort of your own living room!
Saturday, December 19th at 11:00 a.m. EST
Interactive Guitar Workshop with Stephane Wrembel
This guitar workshop is 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.
Saturday, December 19th at 3:00 p.m. EST
The Django Experiment
For this show, Wrembel will primarily perform songs from his 2020 release, The Django Experiment V, accompanied by long-time collaborators Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums) with special guests Nick Driscoll on saxophone and clarinet and Daisy Castro on violin.
Saturday, December 19th at 9:00 p.m. EST
Django a Gogo All-Stars
A full 8 piece band will perform the traditional Django Reinhardt repertoire for the grand finale of Django a Go Go. This supergroup, including Wrembel, Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums), Nick Driscoll (saxophone and clarinet), Daisy Castro (violin) with special guests David Langlois (washboard) and Josh Kaye (oud and guitar), quite simply presents some of the most highly regarded jazz musicians in the country on one stage for a magical night of music in a setting conducive to improvisation with each musician pushing their own boundaries to evoke new interpretations of Reinhardt’s music as well as a few songs by other jazz and gypsy jazz composers.