August 27, 2007
“Awakenings: A Tribute To Django Reinhardt” featuring Dave Black & Friends at Webster University
“Awakenings: A Tribute to Django Reinhardt,” featuring Dave Black and friends will be presented at Webster University. This jazz faculty concert will feature performances of “Minor Swing,” “Swing '39,” Night Traveler,” “Micro,” “Nuages,” “Blue Drag,” “Black Night,” “Back Talk,” “The Peanut Vendor/Bolero/Troublant Bolero” and “Limehouse Blues.”
In Paris, during the 1930s, recordings of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and other top American jazz artists were finally being heard on the radio waves. During this popularity, listeners and critics from both sides of the Atlantic came to regard jazz as a style of music reserved exclusively for American performers. This view was not held by Belgium-born guitarist Jean Baptist “Django” Reinhardt, who, along with jazz violinist/ musical partner Stephane Grapelli, formed the legendary ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’ and invented a musical style known today as ‘Gypsy Jazz.’
Dave Black & Friends include: Dave Black-guitar, Gary Hunt-guitar, Paul DeMarinis-clarinet, flute, alto saxophone and tenor saxophone, Andy Driscoll-violin, Willem von Hombracht-bass and Kevin Gianino-drums.
Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
$5 for the general public. Students are free with valid I.D.
Call the Fine Arts Hotline, 968-7128 or the Music Department at 968-7032.