Guitarist Stephane Wrembel was born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and Django Reinhardt.
It's the perfect dual influence that Stephane embraces, taking the gypsy master's creativity, pushing it forward, and avoiding being categorized as a museum-piece player.
His three Django Experiment albums are thrilling documentations of Reinhardt originals and his own, spirited Sinti swing and gorgeous ballads. Wrembel and his band camped out recently in the WBGO performance studio, chatting and previewing what we can expect in his Django A Go Go performances May 2-4 at The Woodland in Maplewood, New Jersey, and on May 5 at the Town Hall in New York.
For more information about Stephane Wrembel, visit his website.
Recording: Corey Goldberg