WCBE Presents Stephane Wrembel Quintet Live From Studio A Mon. April 25, 2022 @ 2PM!
Please join us for a Live From Studio A session with the Stephane Wrembel Quintet in advance of their performance at The Refectory for their Dinner Music Series.
Stéphane Wrembel is a composer, teacher and one of the most highly regarded guitarists in the world specialized in the style of Django Reinhardt. Wrembel— who originally hails from Fountainebleau, France— has had a remarkable career and has toured around the world. He wrote music for 3 of Woody Allen’s movies including Vicki Cristina Barcelona (“Big Brother”), Midnight in Paris (“Bistro Fada”) and the original score for Rifkin’s Festival (out January 28, 2022). He has released 16 albums under his name and the nom de plume, The Django Experiment. He has received rave reviews for his recordings and his impeccable performances. In 2019, Wrembel released Django L’Impressionniste putting the spotlight on 17 little-known preludes for solo guitar that Reinhardt recorded between 1937 and 1950. Wrembel is the first interpreter who has performed all these solo pieces and collected them in one definitive masterwork. He spent the summer of 2020 painstakingly transcribing the songs and released them in tablature in a beautifully bound book in spring of 2021. Every year since 2003, Wrembel has organized the “Django a Gogo” festival and guitar camp in his charming hometown of Maplewood, New Jersey, and The Town Hall in New York City. This renowned festival includes master classes and music performances featuring some of the greatest Django masters on the planet.