Scintillating Swing at Dilly Dally | Subi Lounge Series
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Scintillating Swing at Dilly Dally
Gypsy jazz gets be-bopped!
Plugged in swing, hot and tasty featuring some of Perth’s top shelf jazz musicians that make up the Electric Django Quintet.
Django Reinhardt, the founding father of Gypsy Jazz, is revered in the guitar world for his superlative skills on the acoustic guitar, but less so for his work on the electric. As the 1930’s became the 40’s and be-bop was born, Django heard and was inspired by the great American jazz artists such as Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. This in turn prompted him to put on hiatus his infamous string quintet in favour of a more traditional American line-up comprising drums, piano, horns, clarinet, piano and of course, himself on electric guitar. Now he could soar as high and as loud as he wanted, a feat previously impossible on his trusted Selmer Maccaferri acoustic!
Co-led by bassist/MD Pete Jeavons and guitarist Lachlan Gear, The Electric Django Quintet performs repertoire from Django’s bebop period alongside compositions by others who were heavily influenced and inspired by Django such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Bireli Lagrene and more.
Featuring fleet-fingered guitar work from Lachlan Gear, some original arrangements by Pete Jeavons supported by Perth’s finest jazz musicians (Adrian Galante - clarinet, Harry Mitchell - piano, Daniel Susnjar - drums), The Electric Django Quintet has all the ingredients for a great night of jazz that is sure to please.
The Subi Lounge Series is proudly presented by See Subiaco.
- Location: Dilly Dally Subiaco
- When: Saturday 3 October, from 4:30pm
- 87 Rokeby Road,Subiaco,WA 6008
3RD October 2020 From 4:30pm