NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — French–born guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel has announced the 2012 Django A Go-Go Festival celebrating the life and music of fellow Frenchman and jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt.
Wrembel's original theme song for Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris is currently topping charts.
The event has been an annual New York City tradition since 2005, and this year goes on the road into neighboring markets including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Albany, D.C. and others. The tour launches January 20 and 21 at its venue of origin – NYC’s Joe’s Pub – and hits six cities thereafter.
Wrembel welcomes a slew of special guests for 2012 Django A Go-Go Festival stops, including jazz guitar legend Howard Alden and Oklahoman violin kingpin Kyle Dillingham. Also expect rare U.S. appearances by Spanish guitar genius Biel Ballester, with Frenchmen Sebastian Felix on guitar and John Intrator on violin.
Wrembel, Alden and Biel last collaborated together in 2008 when they scored the soundtrack to the Golden Globe winning film Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
The night of music will include the music Django made famous during his life, as well as original music from the catalogs of all the players.
Wrembel will release his fifth studio album, and embark on a nationwide tour, later this year.
2012 Django A Go-Go Festival dates:
1/20 – Joe's Pub – New York, NY
1/21 Joe's Pub – New York, NY*
1/25 – Regatta Bar Jazz – Boston, MA
1/26 – The Egg – Albany, NY
1/27 – Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, PA
1/28 – The Whitaker Center – Harrisburg, PA
1/29 – The Birchmere – Washington, DC
*Features a 3-Guitar Matinee: Stephane Wrembel, Howard Alden and
Biel Ballester Performing Music from the Films of Woody Allen
— Crystal Lynn Huntoon