HEADLINE: DJANGO JAMBOREE 2013
The 3rd Annual Django Jamboree Concert & Master Class Series
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Kentucky Country Day Theater, 4100 Springdale Road, Louisville, KY 40241
Violinist Ben Powell and Guitarist Sébastien Giniaux to appear at Kentucky Country Day Theater.
Django Jamboree Festival is proud to present internationally known Gypsy Jazz musicians, guitarist Sébastien Giniaux and violinist Ben Powell in concert on Saturday, November 9th at 8:00 PM. The concert will be held at Kentucky Country Day Theater and tickets are $20.00 advance, $25.00 day of show, purchase here.
Come enjoy and celebrate the phenomenal music of Sébastien Giniaux, Ben Powell, The Adrian Holovaty Trio! This barrage of talent in the style of Jazz masters Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli brings definitive, contemporary Gypsy Jazz to the local stage. Experience what’s happening now on the Gypsy Jazz scene. Plan to stick around after the show for the open jam session. Everyone is welcome to join in and play.
In addition to the concert, For Musicians who want to hone their technique, we offer Master Classes!
Ben Powell offers classes on jazz improvisation on violin and Sébastien Giniaux offers advanced improvisation techniques for guitar.
Saturday, November 9, 11:00AM-3:00PM,
Kentucky Country Day Performance Center
Sébastien Giniaux began studying the cello at age six at the Conservatory of Bourg-la-Reine with Etienne Cardoze. He discovered the guitar at age 18, and taught himself to play the music of Django Reinhardt. He is one of the most sought after guitarists on the scene today.
“Sébastien Giniaux is one of the greatest young guitarists in this style in Paris, and therefore probably one of the best in the world. I’d be hard pressed to think of any world-class guitarist of any style that wouldn’t be blown away by his virtuosic technique and endless improvisational ideas.” – Vic Wong of Panique in San Francisco
Ben Powell has been a staunch supporter of the Django Jamboree since its inception in 2011. Django collaborator Stephane Grappelli’s influence on Powell’s playing is unmistakable. Ben is an avid educator, regularly leading improvisation workshops and clinics across the USA, Canada and Europe.
“Following in the footsteps of the great Stephane Grappelli, Ben Powell has developed a very personal inspired voice on the violin. His ideas flow freely with expression in every kind of music he’s exploring….. Bravo.”- Joe Lovano
Topics for Master Classes include:
Gypsy Rest Stroke picking style , La Pompe rhythm,
Jazz violin improvisation , Guitar improvisation in the Gypsy Jazz vocabulary
Single Class – $50.00 Day of Show Single Class – $45.00 Advance Purchase
Two Classes – $80.00 Day of Show Two Classes – $75.00 Advance Purchase
All classes will be held at Kentucky Country Day performance center.