This year's gypsy jazz jam series will conclude with an extra-special treat - internationally-known gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his band will perform a grand finale concert, highlighting Stephane's new CD release, "Dreamers of Dreams." Many thanks to the Northfield Arts Guild for supporting this event! (Please note, this concert is at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 W. Third Street, Northfield, MN 55057. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.)
Rolling Stone Magazine has called him “a revelation”. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme for the smash film “Midnight in Paris”, and he performed the irresistibly catchy original song, “Bistro Fada”, live during the 2012 Academy Awards. He has headlined at Lincoln Center, played major festivals, recorded with mandolin legend David Grisman, toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor and shared stages with everyone from Elvis Costello to Patti Smith to The Roots. The Gitane guitar company has even named a model after him. To say that Stephane 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 virtuoso guitarist from France has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.
This September, Wrembel delivered Dreamers of Dreams, his highly anticipated seventh studio album, recorded outside of New York City, where he has called home for over ten years. The album, which Wrembel recorded with his band—bassist Dave Speranza, rhythm guitarist Roy Williams, and drummer Nick Anderson—finds the multifaceted musician corralling a myriad of influences into a hybrid that simultaneously reflects where he has been, and points to where he is headed. Although he built his reputation as a stylist in the mode of the iconic French Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt, Wrembel now revels in transcending and expanding. “I’m digging deeper and deeper into my roots,” he says about the album.