A gypsy jazz double bill packed with the charm and musical fireworks that made the Hot Club of Paris and its two celebrated leading musicians such a magnet for jazz lovers in the Left Bank of the 1930s and ‘40s.
“Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer” (The Scotsman). Festival favourites Rose Room combines brilliant musicianship with warm personality playing classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz. Fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30s and 40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. This is a stylish and hugely enjoyable quartet – and tonight they have a special guest, Laura MacDonald – in swinging saxophonist mode!
One of Argentina’s most renowned virtuoso lead guitarists and composers, Gonzalo Bergara, hits our shores with his unique concept show – “Django Meets Piazzolla”: two musical styles, two cultures, and two different ways of expressing music. This passionate and explosive musical experience takes the Hot Club Gypsy Jazz sound of the legendary Django Reinhardt and fuses it with the harmonic legacy of renowned Argentinian Nuevo Tango Composer Astor Piazzolla. Harmonically unique and artistically breath-taking, Bergara forges his own original style of progressive Gypsy Jazz.