Gypsy Jazz Night: Gonzalo Bergara Quintet / Rose Room with Laura MacDonald
A gypsy jazz double bill packed with the charm and musical fireworks that made the Hot Club of Paris and its two celebrated leading musicians, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, such a magnet for jazz lovers in the Left Bank of the 1930s and ‘40s.
“Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer” (The Scotsman). Festival favourites Rose Room combine brilliant musicianship with warm personality playing classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz. Fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the’ 30s and ‘40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. This is a stylish and hugely enjoyable quartet – and tonight they have a special guest, Laura Macdonald – in swinging saxophonist mode!
One of Argentina’s most renowned virtuoso lead guitarists and composers, Gonzalo Bergara, hits our shores with his unique concept show – “Django Meets Piazzolla”: a passionate and explosive musical experience that fuses the Hot Club Gypsy Jazz sound of the legendary Django Reinhardt with the harmonic legacy of legendary Argentinian Nuevo Tango Composer Astor Piazzolla.
Concert ends at 10pm