Stephane Wrembel Band at The Stage, May 31

Stephane Wrembel, who the New York Times describes as “Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today”, and his band will do a special hour-long acoustic session at The Stage on Tuesday, May 31, starting at 2pm.  It will also live video stream at WTJU’s Facebook page and YouTube channel for those unable to make it to the station. It will air on WTJU radio at a later date. You can catch the band fully plugged in that night at The Southern.

Their session at WTJU is a free event, open to all. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees. WTJU is located at 2244 Ivy Rd in Charlottesville, right next door to Vivace. There is plenty of parking.

“Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism.” – New York Times

“Stephane Wrembel just might be the greatest acoustic guitarist alive.” —The Aquarian

“For North Americans, Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of gypsy jazz.” –New York Observer

“There’s plenty of Gypsy jazz guitarists who can play more notes at a faster tempos than Django Reinhardt, but few can truly master the inventiveness, melody and sheer swing. Stephane Wrembel is one of the rarities… Throughout, Wrembel’s playing is simply wonderful. He creates lead lines that snake through the original melodies, accenting them with dazzling riffs, and coming back to earth-and making it all make sense. Using Bob Holo-built Selmer-style guitars, his tone is alive and warm. That’s jazz!” — Vintage Guitar Magazine

“The mind-bendingly rapid melodies Stephane provided to the set’s final song were an exclamation point for an audience that was enthralled for 60 minutes of unforgettable music.” —Parklife DC

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