W10 Discover Gypsy Jazz!
Ben Creighton Griffiths & Adrien Chevalier
Merchiston Workshops - Workshop Space
Come on a journey of history and musical development to discover all about Gypsy Jazz! Learn about the roots of the genre from Balkan and Romani traditions, its meld with swing jazz in 1930s Paris, and its surge in popularity in America. Adrien and Ben will explore popular tunes of the Gypsy Jazz repertoire and the composers behind them, before delving into common practices of how to perform the repertoire and where the harp fits into it all!
Supported by the Bristol & West of England Branch of The Clarsach Society.