In the Spirit of Django

added on 29 April, 2017 | under Concert Series, In The Spirit Of Django, WHAT'S ON
Martin Taylor

The SNJO is delighted to welcome renowned jazz guitarist Martin Taylor to perform the music of Django Reinhardt, one of the most perennially popular figures in jazz.

Django ReinhardtThere is no guitarist on the world stage today more capable of evoking the spirit of Django’s ageless music than Martin Taylor. He connects the golden age of Parisian Swing to the present day through a discography full of authentic gypsy jazz; acclaimed recordings with his Spirit of Django ensembles; and his extraordinary partnership with Reinhardt’s closest musical collaborator, Stéphane Grappelli.

Reinhardt became world-famous for his delightfully idiosyncratic jazz music, his unique style and his sheer artistry. Long after his passing, Django remains a hero to guitarists everywhere, and his wonderfully evergreen music never fails to reach into our hearts and lift our spirits.

Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France Quintet is warmly regarded in the history of jazz as definitive icons of sizzling pre- and post-war gypsy jazz. The SNJO and Martin Taylor are sure to raise the temperature several degrees with liberated interpretations of free-spirited music that speaks equally to the young and the young-at-heart.

 

Concert Dates

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Date City Venue
Fri, 22 Sep  2017 https://snjo.co.uk/concert-series/in-spirit-of-django/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Inverness Eden Court
In the Spirit of Django
with special guest Martin Taylor
Time: 19:30. Bishops Road.
01463 234 234   |  Get Tickets
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Sat, 23 Sep  2017 https://snjo.co.uk/concert-series/in-spirit-of-django/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
In the Spirit of Django
with special guest Martin Taylor
Time: 19:30. 85-89 Clerk St.
0131 668 2019   |  Get Tickets
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Sun, 24 Sep  2017 https://snjo.co.uk/concert-series/in-spirit-of-django/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Glasgow City Halls
In the Spirit of Django
with special guest Martin Taylor
Time: 19:30. Candleriggs.
0141 353 8000   |  Get Tickets
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