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Celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 108th Birthday

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Come on out and enjoy an evening of some of the best local gypsy jazz inspired music to celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 108th Birthday. Django Reinhardt (1910 – 1953) is the originator of what we commonly call gypsy jazz. He is admired by jazz guitarists all over the world. He founded with violinist Stéphane Grappelli the Quintette du Hot Club de France and this quintet has inspired countless modern groups such as Stéphane Wrembel’s Django Experiment, the Rhythm Future Quartet, the Rosenberg Trio, Bireli Lagrène’s Gypsy Project and so many more. Django was also a prolific composer. Some of his most famous tunes are Nuages, Minor Swing, Troublant Boléro and Anouman.

The five featured groups will be Carina and the Six String Preacher (Carina Mastrantonio, vocals, Vincent Mastrantonio, guitar, Eric Beimiller, drums), the Hot Club of Buffalo (Dean Gionis, guitar, Josh Assad, guitar, E.J. Koeppel, violin, Kevin McCarthy, bass), Green Schwinn (John Blake, vocals, Andy Othman, guitar), Tyler Westcott and Friends (Tyler Westcott, guitar, Sean McNamara, guitar, Pat Jackson, bass), French ConéXion (Jeremy Spindler, accordion, Marc Cousins, bass, Bernard Kunz, guitar).
Each group will play a half hour set between 5:30 and 8:30 and another one between 8:30 and 11:30. The last half hour will be a jam. So, if you get there late or have to leave early, you’ll still get to see all 5 groups.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Bernard Kunz


Sportsmen Tavern
326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States
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