SupperClub Fridays Presents: Djangology, Gypsy Jazz

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SupperClub Fridays Presents: Djangology, Gypsy Jazz

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st. 2022

Tickets: $15 Door: $20

Dinner & Show: Limited Tickets available, Guaranteed front seating.

3 courses, $89. Double Pass: 2 x Tickets + Charcuterie & Cheese sharing board $69

Cocktail Bar, Open from 5pm.

Doors: 6pm. Show: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Dinner times Pre show: 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7pm,

Genre: Gypsy Jazz (and a whole lot more!)

About: Djangology pay tribute to the music of French guitarist Django Reinhardt and along the way offer up Gypsy Jazz versions of many other popular songs.

Swing, style and a few surprises await! Terry Murray – Guitar, Simon Wigney – Guitar, Bruce Millar – Acoustic bass, Gillian Eastoe – Vocals and percussion.

Fans of Romani-French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt missed an incredible gig on Saturday featuring the stunning local Django Lingo trio – Terry Murray, Howard Malkin and Nic Lyon.

Led by guitar virtuoso Terry Murray, the band swung through Django favourites such as After You’ve Gone, Djangology and Minor Swing in an original spell-binding performance which they themselves enjoyed immensely.

The audience witnessed the most professional fast-paced jam they have ever seen in the Guildford pub. Django Lingo offered innovative improvisation, technical expertise and teamwork with plenty of color and dynamic power. Murray roamed freely over the fretboard using harmonics, pizzicato and lyrical melodic inventions while guitarist Malkin and Lyon on electric bass, backed up on rhythm and harmonies. Malkin and Lyon then took impressive solos without missing a beat while Murray supported them. Other songs included Nature Boy, Honeysuckle Rose, Cry me a River, Meditation, Brazil and Isn’t she lovely.

Murray said Django Lingo had been jamming together for just a few months between lockdowns but the weekly rehearsal was such infectious fun.

“When we first got together Howard said ‘You play all the tricky bits’ but I said ‘You also do them very well’. When we started we had our own way of playing, but we have amazed ourselves harmonising’.

Each musician brings immense experience playing in a range of genres. Murray has played internationally with the London Symphony Orchestra, Buddy Greco and Randy Crawford and rock, jazz and country music bands and Malkin and Lyon are well known on the western swing and jazz circuits, with Lyon also playing violin.

In 1934, with violinist Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt formed the Paris based Quintette du Hot Club de France – one of the first bands in Europe to play hot jazz that featured guitar as lead instrument. Django Lingo has shown locals just how good that can be.