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A tribute to Django and Grappelli, swing jazz evening.

June 29, 2019 all-day
Clarence Hall Crickhowell
Beaufort St
Crickhowell NP8 1BN
£10 in advance £13 on the door
Stuart Carter-Smith
A tribute to Django and Grappelli, swing jazz evening. @ Clarence Hall Crickhowell

Info: Come and be a part of this exciting evening of live music of the highest order. This tribute to the swinging jazz sensations Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli featuring hot gypsy guitars from Stuart Carter-Smith, Paul Gregory and special guest on incredible violin from Jazz sensation Ben Powell from California to make this evening a night to remember. An evening celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli.

Our guest for the evening is below.
Ben Powell is fast assuring his position as one of the most versatile violinists of his generation. British born, he now lives in Los Angeles after residencies in Boston, Paris and New York. He is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music where he majored in composition and performance.

His dynamic work as a violinist makes him a rare commodity in the detailed world of cinematic music. This has allowed him regular opportunities to work with celebrated film composers such as Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Danny Elfman. He has performed as a featured soloist on scores to notable blockbusters including ‘Batman vs Superman’, ‘Dunkirk’ (Hans Zimmer) & ‘Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales’ (Geoff Zanelli). He has worked in the recording studios of Los Angeles with artists such as Neil Young, Barbra Streisand, Adele and Michael Buble.

An experienced performer, Ben as appeared alongside Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Danny Elfman, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and recently performed as an improvising soloist with Steve Wonder at The Forum, Los Angeles.

Recently, Ben has collaborated on his own recording projects with renown musicians such as jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton, classical cellist Lynn Harrell and percussionist Peter Erskine. His latest release ‘The LA Sessions’ (2016) featured 26 LA based musicians performing in various configurations and styles from classical & swing to gospel.

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