Guitarist Stephane Wrembel, best known for writing the theme song for the Grammy-winning soundtrack to Woody Allen’s 2011 Oscar-winning film Midnight in Paris, and acclaimed for his innovative musical interpretations of Gypsy legend Django Reinhardt, makes his FIAF debut with the North American premiere of Django L’Impressionniste. The concert celebrates the release of his new record featuring 17 meditative solo works by Reinhardt influenced by Ravel and Debussy.
The one-night-only event features Stephane Wrembel exploring the little-known “impressionist” side of the legendary musician, whose work has inspired guitarists from Andrés Segovia to Chet Atkins. The Paris-born, U.S.-based guitarist, creator of the Django a Gogo Festival, reveals the other side of Django’s genius beyond Gypsy Jazz.
There will be an album sale and signing following the performance.
“Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism.” — The New York Times
About Stephane Wrembel
Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. This prolific, virtuoso musician and composer has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006. Wrembel is widely known for “Bistro Fada”, his theme song from the Grammy-winning soundtrack to Woody Allen’s 2011 Oscar-winning film, Midnight In Paris. Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and the great “Gypsy Jazz” guitarist Django Reinhardt. He has toured across the U.S. and in Canada, France, Israel and India and has performed at Lincoln Center and as a headliner at Carnegie Hall and The Town Hall, as well as at the Festival Django Reinhardt in France. Wrembel has recorded with mandolin legend David Grisman, toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor (Yo-Yo Ma) and shared stages with a long list of world-renowned musicians. He is also the creator and artistic director of Django a Gogo, an annual music festival and guitar camp with events each spring in New York City and New Jersey. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Wrembel has been based in the New York City region for the past 20 years.