On the evening of Sunday, July 30rd 2023, Fougaro Art Center in collaboration with the Fichti Art Festival, will host with free admission the Quartet of Francky Reinhardt, for a unique night of gypsy jazz & swing!
Francky was born into the world of swing and the music of Django Reinhardt. It was entirely natural for him to follow in the footsteps of his famous uncle and create his own quartet, accompanied by his son Jessy, a singer-guitarist, and his old friends and followers, Julien Pidancier on the violin and Roland Grob on the double bass.
Gypsy jazz is a style that was created and popularized by the guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930s. The Hot Club de France quintet, which he formed, played a decisive role in shaping the genre. Known as "gypsy jazz" in English-speaking countries, it is a blend of jazz and traditional gypsy music.
The passion that drives these four exceptional musicians we are about to hear, is absolutely infectious and it is certain to touch the hearts of a very large audience, from music enthusiasts to the uninitiated. The repertoire alternates between personal interpretations of great swing pieces, French songs, Gypsy rhythms and compositions by Jessy and Francky.
Date - Starting time
Sunday, July 30th 2023, from 21:30 on...
Reservations - Information
Fougaro Café-Bistrot, 98 Asklipiou Ave., Nafplio
Τ +30 27520 47347 | M +30 694 6594588
Did you know that?
Django Reinhardt (January 23rd 1910 - May 16th 1953) was an innovative virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer, renowned for his technique and dexterity. He invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique, which has now become a musical tradition in French Gypsy culture. Among his most popular compositions, which are now considered classic jazz pieces, are "Minor Swing," "Daphne," "Belleville," "Djangology," "Swing '42," and "Nuages."
"FichtiArt," which collaborates in this concert, is a festival that started in 2021 and takes place at the foothills of the historic site of Mycenae, in Fichti village of Argos. During four days in late July, in a beautiful setting, the festival becomes a place of expression for all forms of art in dialogue with the local community, visitors, and the public.