Stephane Wrimbel’s Championship is on display at the Green Mill

Master of the 17 Preludes of Django-Reinhardt-style solo guitar, Stephane Wrimbel’s mastery, on display at the Green Mill

Stephane Wrembel – “Perhaps the most creative improviser in gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with rich, colorful lyricism,” says the New York Times.

Wrembel is a composer, teacher and one of the most famous guitarists in the world, specializing in the style of Django Reinhardt. Wrembel, who learned his craft among the gypsies on campsites in the French countryside, has had a distinguished career, headlining shows worldwide while releasing 16 albums under his name and alias.

His latest album is The Django Experiment VI and he will be back in the studio early this summer to record a new project with Django New Orleans. This mixed musicianship, with his many Django configurations and his solo work as a Django impressionist, led him to a respected benchmark in the music world.

Stephane Wrembel and band

Wrembel has researched this work for over 6 years and has published two books on the solo guitar transcriptions. It is known as the 17 Preludes for solo guitar. These are some of the most difficult repertoires for guitar music.

Fun fact, he’s the only one in the world who can do them.

There’s also Django A Go-Go, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023. It’s an annual event he produces himself, a festival and guitar camp. This year he has flown in some of the most renowned French Django jazz guitarists.

You have the opportunity to see and hear this living legend at Chicago’s Green Mill on April 22nd and 23rd for more information and tickets. Click here.

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John Verrall

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