Artist Feature: Gonzalo Bergara
Argentinian Guitar Hero Brings a Unique Gypsy Jazz Sound to Europe
European audiences are set to be thrilled this autumn, as Argentinian guitar virtuoso Gonzalo Bergara hits our shores with his unique concept show – “Django Meets Piazzolla”.
Two musical styles, two cultures, and two different ways of expressing music.
This passionate and explosive musical experience takes the Hot Club Gypsy Jazz sound of the legendary Django Reinhardt and fuses it with the harmonic legacy of renowned Argentinian Nuevo Tango Composer Astor Piazzolla.
Original compositions and new arrangement Interpreted by the lightening-fast hands of Gonzalo Bergara the result is a truly original and intense musical style. Gonzalo Bergara is one of Argentina’s most renowned virtuoso lead guitarists and composers. He has emerged in the last ten years as a significant talent, merging the passionate sounds of his home country with the gypsy swing of 1930s Paris. Harmonically unique and artistically breathtaking, his music has already taken Argentina and USA by storm, and is set to do the same in Europe.
For this unique tour celebrating the music of Django and Piazzolla, Gonzalo Bergara will be joined by three brilliant UK based musicians: Andrea Todesco on rhythm guitar, Matt Holborn on violin, Pete Thomas on double bass. PLUS his brother Maki Bergara on cajon.
Expect a unique experience, due to the spontaneous style of the music, rich with improvisation, energy and passion.
Icing on the cake: part of this wonderful double bill are Rose Room with special guest, saxophonist Laura MacDonald.
This is a show not to be missed!