It’s not often we hear jazz music in Goulburn, let alone gypsy jazz, but you could this weekend.
The Djangologists will mainly be performing gypsy jazz at the Goulburn Club on Sunday, December 9.
Band member Chris Higgins said the Sydney based band “have their own take on gypsy jazz which is the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli”.
“We also cover some modern artists like the Rosenberg Trio and other Sydney acts like Spyglass Gypsy.
“In between the acts, we do our jazz standards and do our own arrangement and take on that style of music.”
The members of the band range from 20 to 26 year-old and include Mr Higgins on the clarinet and saxophone, Thomas Arblaster on the trombone, Hamish Reid, Michael Napoli and Tom Wood on the guitar and Oscar Peterson on the double bass.
Django Reinhardt was a jazz guitarist and composer most prominent in the ‘30s and ‘40s.
Mr Higgins first found out about Mr Reinhardt through Mr Reid.
“We all studied music in university and I was really into modern jazz, Mr Higgins said.
“When I met Hamish, he was really into Gypsy jazz and introduced me to the style.
“I started a regular gig in Sydney every week and by playing it so much, I really grew to love it.
“There was also not much of that music in Sydney, so that was a chance for is to stand out.”
The band formed in 2017 with band members knowing each other various places.
“We all know each other through different projects and different bands and the current configuration has existed for about a year and a half,” Mr Higgins said.
“That was when we all decided to give it a good go.”
Enjoy Sunday, December 9 listening to “blistening fast tunes and everything in between” from 5pm.
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