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Bebop, Swing, Latin & Gypsy Jazz from The Electric Django Quintet featuring Lachlan Gear (guitar), Adrian Galante (clarinet), Harry Mitchell (piano), Ben Vanderwal (drums) and Pete Jeavons (bass/MD).

  • Dates:May 6
  • Time(s):Doors open 6.30pm, Music starts 7.30pm
  • Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club

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  • Hosted By:The Ellington Jazz Club
  • Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club

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Django Reinhardt, the founding father of Gypsy Jazz, is revered in the guitar world for his superlative skills on the acoustic guitar, but less so for his work on the electric. As the 1940’s dawned and bebop was born, Django was inspired by the great American jazz artists such as Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. This in turn prompted him to put on hiatus his infamous string quintet in favour of a more traditional American line-up comprising drums, piano, double bass, clarinet and of course, himself on electric guitar. Now he could soar as high and as loud as he wanted, a feat previously impossible on his trusted Selmer Maccaferri acoustic! Co-led by bassist/MD Pete Jeavons and guitarist Lachlan Gear, The Electric Django Quintet performs repertoire from Django’s bebop period alongside compositions by others who were heavily influenced and inspired by Django such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Bireli Lagrene and more. Featuring fleet-fingered guitar work from Lachlan Gear, original arrangements by Pete Jeavons and some of Perth’s finest jazz musicians, The Electric Django Quintet has all the ingredients for a great evening of jazz that is sure to please.

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