Launching the Django Sur Lennon 2018 we have Romain Vuillemin Quartet.
The band was born in 2011 in Paris, and played all the famous jazz and gypsy clubs of the capital (Atelier Charonne, la taverne de cluny, le Sunset, les Petits Joueurs etc), as well as abroad (The Quecum Bar in London, Harlem Jazz club in Barcelona etc) and festivals such as the Hildesheim international Sinti festival, Jazz en Touraine, Django Festival in Liberchies, Django Reinhardt festival de Fontainebleau (ex Samois sur Seine).
The Quartet released the album « Swinging in Paris » in 2015, which really focuses a lot on Django (mainly the late 30s period) rather than gypsy jazz in general. Guillaume plays really Grappelli Style and Romain Vuillemin tries his best to be in a Django mood.
“Those who are familiar with Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli will not find any slavish copying here, but rather something that makes this album irresistible: the core of the Django style has been thoroughly internalized by Vuillemin and company so that they are free to be themselves within this chosen framework.”
Budd Kopman, All about Jazz
Thursday 27th September. 8pm
€15 / €12