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Preston Jam Music Festival: Django Reinhardt Performance Seminar
Sat 1 April 2017, 12:00 – 14:30 BST
Django Reinhardt, the First European Jazz Guitar Hero?
Professor Stuart Hampton-Reeves - presenting, Stuart Hampton-Reeves - guitar, Paul Murphy - rhythm guitar, John Wilton - double bass, James Goodwin-Hudson - lead guitar
This will be an illustrated performance of Django’s music by a quartet specialising in Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. Django Reinhardt, one of the great improvisers of the swing era, was arguably the first major non-American jazz artist and guitar hero.
He dazzled Parisian audiences and visitors from around the world in the 1930s & 40s with astonishing virtuosity. Django’s music fused American swing, classical music and gypsy music to create a unique sound, and he is venerated by a whole host of musicians from jazz greats including Duke Ellington, B.B.King, George Harrison & Willie Nelson. Professor Hampton-Reeves will discuss Django’s achievements and influences on modern music.
We are coming together as a community for everyone to have an input in this seminar, share your thoughts with others and get inspired.
Preston Jam is a brand new music festival curated by the University of Central Lancashire in partnership with the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. The festival will be delving into jazz, exploring all its diverse forms from rap to hip-hop to electronica. Whether you are part of a band or just passionate about music, come along and experience the feeling of freedom music can create by exploring the different styles and genres that the 21st century has to offer.
The festival will run from Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April, with a variety of musical and academic events including community events, seminars and gigs with an opportunity to get involved in the local music scene.
Supported by Arts Council England Lottery Funded Grants for the Arts
For enquiries contact Rosie on 01772 894106 or RLulat1@uclan.ac.uk