Celebrating the lasting popularity, resurgence and current innovations in Gypsy Jazz, a genre of guitar based jazz pioneered by Django Reinhardt in the 1930’s, international star Robin Nolan will join local favorite Gaucho in a very special and intimate evening of music that will swing so hard the audience may be swept off their feet!
Robin Nolan, while being considered one of the world's leading Gypsy Jazz guitarists in the tradition of Django Reinhardt, has also set himself apart by creating his own unique style. From his base in Amsterdam, he has circled the globe with performances at the Lincoln Center, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, DjangoFest and numerous others. A friend of George Harrison's he has played at Friar Park many times, being George's favorite guitarist. Joined by his brother Kevin Nolan on rhythm guitar and Gypsy Jazz veteran Simon Planting on double bass, the Robin Nolan Trio blazes through a mix of Django, Latin and Swing classics, peppered with stunning and inventive original compositions.
From their humble beginnings playing Wednesdays at Amnesia for tips, Gaucho has become one of the most sought after Gypsy Jazz combos in the bay area. After four years of impressing the young and old alike at all manner of functions, setting toes to tapping and hearts beating a little faster, Gaucho still plays Amnesia every Wendesday for free to an ever burgeoning crowd of enthusiasts of their strutting sound that in the gypsy tradition mixes the traditional with exciting revelations of the moment. Gaucho will open the show and also play host to a jam session of gyspy jazz that will follow the main performance.
"The world-class Robin Nolan Trio moved their gypsy jazz into original territory with a more contemporary flavor, with remarkable fluidity. The complex beauty was astounding, as Robin flawlessly played through his innovative interpretations to create a very individual sound. This was indeed heady fare for the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Hollywood Way!"
- Harvey Barkan, Just Jazz Guitar, May 2005
Performance at 8:30 at Amnesia, 852 Valencia St, SF. Tickets are $7 and available at the door. Robin Nolan Trio headlines with Gaucho opening. Gypsy Jazz jam session to follow main performance, hosted by Gacuho. Venue info: 415-970-0012, www.amnesiathebar.com.
21+ with ID
Official Website: http://www.amnesiathebar.com
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