WELLSVILLE,NY – Stephane Wrembel will be performing on Friday, November 9th, at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center. Show starts at 8pm. Advanced tickets are $18 ($20 at door). Tickets may be purchased online at www.
Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. To say that Wrembel — who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside — has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. This prolific, virtuoso guitarist has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane Wrembel is widely known for “Bistro Fada,” the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar-winning film and Grammy Award-winning soundtrack, Midnight In Paris.
Born in Paris and educated at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stephane has lived in the New York City area for the past 20 years. He has toured around the world, and is very active on the musical scene in many countries including USA, Canada, France, Israel, and India. Recently, Stephane has performed as a headliner at the legendary Carnegie Hall and at The Town Hall in New York as well as at the Festival Django Reinhardt in France. Wrembel has also headlined at Lincoln Center, played major festivals, recorded with mandolin legend David Grisman, toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor, and shared stages with a long list of world renowned musicians.
In 2017, Stephane Wrembel produced and headlined his Django a Gogo concert held at Carnegie Hall in New York. The event received rave reviews and included guitar masters Al Di Meola, Larry Keel, Stochelo Rosenberg, and other gifted musicians all celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt. In 2018, Django a Gogo was held at The Town Hall in New York. The show included many European masters of Jazz Manouche and featured bluegrass legend Sam Bush.
Stephane Wrembel released The Django Experiment III on his own Water Is Life Record label on January 23, 2018, marking the 108th anniversary of the birth of Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. 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.
“Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism.”—The New York Times
“Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of Gypsy jazz.”—The New York Observer