Stephane Wrembel is an award-winning French jazz guitarist best known for his work in the genre of Gypsy Jazz. The New York Times has called him, “Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today,” and Rolling Stone Magazine called him “a revelation.” He has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and throughout the U.S., Canada, France, Israel and India. 

Stephane Wrembel in concert

Wrembel’s song, “Big Brother,” was part of the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and his “Bistro Fada,” was the theme song for the Grammy-winning soundtrack for Allen’s film, Midnight in Paris.

Influenced early in his career by the music of guitarist Django Reinhardt, known as a composer and improviser with a brilliance for melodic invention, harmonic ingenuity and rhythmic drive, Wrembel’s latest album, Django L’Impressionniste reveals there is more to Reinhardt than swing and the allure of Gypsy Jazz. Putting the spotlight on 17 solo pieces Reinhardt recorded between 1937 and 1950, Wrembel is the first interpreter who has performed all of the solo pieces and collected them in one definitive masterwork.

Stay Thirsty Magazine is very pleased to feature the extraordinary talent of guitarist Stephane Wrembel and to shine a spotlight on the excitement of the music of Django Reinhardt.

Stephane Wrembel - Improvisation #1

(Photo of Stephane Wrembel: credit Irene Ypenburg)


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