Monday, 23 September 2019

Reinhardt Junior promises an evening of gypsy guitar magic

THE grandson of gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt is playing an intimate show at the Crooked

THE grandson of gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt is playing an intimate show at the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row later this month.

Lulo Reinhardt and his Gypsy Jazz Quartet are appearing at the venue on Monday, September 26.

Hailed by the Evening Standard as “a fantastic musician, worthy of the Reinhardt name”, Lulo will be joined by Andre Krengel from Germany, who is widely regarded as one of the leading guitarists in Europe.

Together with violinist Stéphane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France, Lulo’s legendary grandfather created an entirely new way of playing jazz in the Thirties and Forties.

Lulo was taught guitar by his father and Django from age five and has developed the wonderful rhythmic and melodic music of his birth-right by adding Latin swing and flamenco rhythms to create a unique and dynamic combination of musical styles and emotions.

Andre Krengel’s first international gigs were in Spain and the South of France. He then went to the USA and toured with Leon Wilkinson and the new Lynyrd Skynyrd and jammed with musicians from the Miami Latin and Cuban music scenes.

He has toured the compass around Europe. In 2005 he co-founded the prize winning band Sina Nossa (“Our Destiny”), a Portuguese fado and world music fusion band who were named the winners of the World Creole Music Festival.

The German press call Andre “traveller between cultures” and “the guitar wizard with magic hands” since he can switch between styles and cultures without losing his identity and unique style, such is his virtuosity and versatility, together with his sense of musical dynamics and soft sounds.

The Crooked Billet’s full regular menu will be available on the night and a £15 music cover charge will apply.

For tickets and table reservations, call the venue on (01491) 681048.

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