Latin and Gypsy jazz at The Apex...
Lulo Reinhardt is one of Europe’s finest gypsy guitarists from one of the most famous gypsy families. He will be making a much anticipated return to The Apex on Wednesday 29th May.
Lulo Reinhardt comes from a lineage peppered throughout with highly talented musicians; he is the nephew of the gypsy violin master Shnuckenack Reinhardt and the grand-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt - the world famous gypsy guitarist who, with violinist Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France, created an entirely new way of playing jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. Lulo was taught guitar at the age of five by his father and by twelve years old he was playing with the Mike Reinhardt Sextet, a formation entirely dedicated to the gypsy swing of Django Reinhardt.
Lulo represents one of the most unique voices in gypsy-jazz music today; he is a spontaneous and spirited musician who is led by the guitar into musical voyages of discovery. He has developed the wonderful rhythmic and melodic music of his heritage by adding Latin swing and flamenco rhythms to create a unique and dynamic combination of musical styles and emotions. and soft sounds.
Andre Krengel is one of Europe’s leading guitarists - his first international gigs were in Spain and the south of France. He then went to the USA and toured with Leon Wilkinson and the new Lynnard Skynnard and jammed with musicians from the Miami latin and Cuban music-scenes. Andre's virtuosity and versatility, together with his sense of musical dynamics, means he can switch between styles and cultures without loosing his unique panache.
Lulo Reinhardt and Andre Krengel’s Quartet play at The Apex on Wednesday 21 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £17. For more information, or to book, call the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk.