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Beyond Django | Les Violons de Bruxelles + Rose Room

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A thrilling five-star international Gypsy jazz line-up. 

Manouche or Django-jazz was invented, apparently out of thin air, in the early 1930s by the miraculous Belgian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Tonight we celebrate his legacy with two exciting projects 

Violin superstar Tcha Limberger  -  “the polymath virtuoso king of Gypsy music” (The Times) -is the leader of Les Violons de Bruxelles – an all-string swing orchestra that turn the standard Hot Club ensemble on its head with two violins, viola, double bass and just one guitar.Caressing the strings at the fiercest tempos they deliver virtuosity, verve and panache.

Fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30s and 40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. “Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer”(Scotsman). 

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