STOCHELO ROSENBERG AND PAULUS SCHAFER
FRIDAY 6th JUNE
7.30pm Club 53, Fylde Road
Stochelo Rosenberg is widely celebrated as the leading player in the Django tradition known as ‘gypsy jazz.’ A Dutch Sinti, Rosenberg is an exceptional guitarist who has headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall and played with Stephane Grappelli, Tommy Emmanuel, Al Di Meola and Biréli Lagrène. His breathtaking musicianship, the speed and delicacy of his melodic lines, and his deep knowledge of Sinti music, amazes and inspires audiences all over the world. The makers of the film Django (2017), which received its UK premiere in Preston at the festival last year, hired Rosenberg to play Django’s guitar part, as he is one of the few musicians in the world capable of capturing Django’s sound.
Stochelo will be joined by Paulus Schäfer, one of the very best of a new generation of gypsy jazz guitarists. Schäfer is, like Rosenberg, a Dutch Sinti who plays the guitar with astonishing dexterity.
Backed by a first rate rhythm section led by Chris Quinn, Rosenberg and Schäfer will perform in our small club venue. This is a rare opportunity to see two of the best guitarists in the world in an intimate environment, so make sure you book your tickets quickly!