Posts Tagged ‘Django Reinhardt’

“An Evening with Pat Metheny” – Grammy winning guitarist coming to Budapest – 2017


8 p.m. November, 4. 2017.

Twenty  time Grammy winning guitarist Pat Metheny has announced an extended run of dates around the world for  2017 under the auspices of “An Evening with Pat Metheny”. Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and only the fourth guitarist (joining Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery), Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career.)

After the massive worldwide successes of his Grammy winning “Unity Band” and “Unity Group” records and the extensive touring that followed, Metheny took a bit of a break in 2015.

While 2015 may have been less active than usual for Metheny on the touring front, he nevertheless created the critically acclaimed large-scale work.

For this upcoming 2017 touring period, joining Pat this year once again will be his long time drummer Antonio Sanchez who has been his most consistent associate in a huge variety of settings since 2000. Antonio’s score for the Oscar-winning Alejandro G. Innaritu film was nominated for a Golden Globe award and 2016 Grammy award as well as dozens of other prizes around the world.

Malaysian-Australian bassist – Linda May Han Oh has been extremely active on the New York scene for the past few years, playing with many of the major musicians in the community.

Rounding out the ensemble is British pianist – Gwilym Simcock, one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge from the UK in many years

The year’s concert could be anything and everything. A bunch of new music inspiring just by the thought of his presentation. Could be that playing only old music one night or even playing entire albums. Most probably with Antonio, Linda and Gwilym will do a wide range of things from throughout all of it – and maybe uncover what the next period has in store as well”.

Have to be there to witness and even though November is far away, good idea to keep in mind the date and get the tickets before they are sold out and have an awesome night.

Update Aggie Reiter

One night festival with the Django Swing Band – Budapest


The Django Swing Band is Hungary’s first Django-Pop Band

Tuesday, January, 20. 2015. 

 7.30 p.m.

Palace of Arts

District IX.,  l. Komor Marcell Street – Budapest

Swing à la Django band is giving a concert with celebrity guests as:  the Dohnányi Orchestra, conducted by Gábor Werner with guests: Pankastic!, András Hajós Micheller Myrtill Edina Szirtes Mókus and Tcha Badji (FR & CAN).

In Hungary and abroad had been proven many times, by the members of the Swing band Django the Hungarian music scene is rich in outstanding colors. At this unique concert straight from France are coming the French Tcha Badji manouche swing authentic band.

Swing à la Django is an innovative six-piece band (hardwood  Pál Lombos – bass, Dániel Kardos – guitar, József Csurkulya – dulcimer, Vilmos Seres – clarinet, accordion, Márk Horvath – guitar, Bence Gazda – violin. This created the unusual formation harmony sound authentic Hungarian music, French chansons and mixers of world manouche, jazz, swing and tango having the colors of the rainbow within their unique style.

Behind them are many years of experience gained at domestic and foreign concerts. wherever they stepped on stage their performances received endless applause. The band  enjoys going back to the roots, mostly inspired by Django Reinhardt … the Belgian-born genre gypsy jazz guitarist … stepping into the atmosphere  … Roaring in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Update by Aggie Reiter