Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL, specialized in the Django Reinhardt style, will release The Django Experiment III on his own Water Is Life Records on January 23, 2018, which marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.
Wrembel is most known for his Grammy Award winning composition “Bistro Fada,” the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar Award-winning movie, Midnight In Paris (2012 Grammy Award winner for best soundtrack). Subsequently, Wrembel was hand-selected by award winning composer/producer Hans Zimmer to perform at the 2012 Academy Awards® as part of his “All Star Band.” Wrembel has contributed music to two other Allen films, commercials, and TV and has both a Clio Award and Grammy Award under his belt.
In March of 2017, Wrembel released two new recordings, The Django Experiment I and The Django Experiment II, in conjunction with the Wrembel-produced Django A Gogo, which was held at Carnegie Hall on March 3, 2017! Other performers included Al Di Meola, Larry Keel and Stochelo Rosenberg. Both recordings primarily feature Wrembel’s interpretation of the songs of Reinhardt as well as original compositions by Wrembel and a few other writers in the same vein of music. The two CDs earned rave reviews in Jazz Times, Acoustic Guitar, New York City Jazz Record, Jazz Weekly and more!
On The Django Experiment III, Wrembel is once again accompanied by long-time collaborators Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums) and special guest Nick Driscoll on saxophone and clarinet. In addition to 3 songs composed by Django Reinhardt, the 9 songs include compositions by Joseph Reinardt, Titi Winterstein, Georges Ulmer, Tony Murena and 2 traditional songs. The Django Experiment III was recorded, and mastered by Eric Ritter at The Windmill Recording Studio in New York City.
Wrembel and his band will celebrate the release of The Django Experiment III with a performance at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 for patrons of all ages and on sale now. For more information call 212-967-7555 or visit www.publictheater.org.
Wrembel’s itinerary includes:
Sun, Dec 10—HGRNJ Holiday Special—Garwood, NJ
Friday, Jan 12—Winter Jazzfest—New York,NY
Tues, Jan 23—Joe’s Pub—New York, NY
Thurs, Jan 25—Pale Fire Brewery—Harrisonburg, VA
Sat, Jan 27—9th Annual Django Reinhardt’s Birthday Party—Asheville, NC
Sun, Jan 28—1st Annual Django Fest/Cat’s Cradle—Carrboro, NC