John Jorgenson's Gypsy Jazz QuintetMusical Instrument MuseumPhoenix, AZJune 27, 2013The swinging sound of gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France was elegantly interpreted by John Jorgenson in a quintet setting that imbued the 1930s genre with modernistic verve.The program was a mix of soulful romance and gleeful flamboyance, plaintive sadness and rollicking celebration, with Jorgenson's fingers a blur that created avalanches of notes and chords. His dazzling prowess often caused listeners to gasp at the speed and sound. His three- and four-note voicings, blazing arpeggios ...read more
John Jorgenson & Angelo Debarre DjangoFest 2006 Laguna Beach, CA March 10, 2006
Celebrations of the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, continued this year in California at Laguna Beach, March 9-12 as part of DjangoFest 2006. Packed with workshops, jam sessions, and concerts, this small town on the coast of Southern California offers a convivial outpost for a wayward art form.
Guitarist John Jorgenson, a California native now living in Nashville, was a likely choice for an initiation into gypsy jazz. Jorgenson comes from a varied musical background, but offers a crafted insight ...read more