MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Beginning April 23, a group of virtuoso guitarists from around the globe will descend upon town to participate in the Third Annual Django a Go Go Music Festival and Camp.

Consisting of workshops, informal jams and public performances, the festival is hosted by the Township of Maplewood and produced by award-winning musician Stephane Wrembel.

A proud Maplewood resident, Wrembel is considered one of the world's preeminent guitarists specializing in the unique style
of Gypsy Jazz legend Django Reinhardt, which is pronounced Jango.

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Best known for his Grammy Award winning composition “Bistro Fada” from the Oscar Award-winning film "Midnight in Paris," Wrembel has assembled an unparalleled group of musicians to conduct workshops, demonstrations and appear in three unique concerts at the Woodland in Maplewood.

Each performance will follow a different theme and mix of musicians. Wrembel will perform every night along with other special guests.

Schedule of performances:

April 24
8 p.m., The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood
Stephane Wrembel Band: The Django Experiment
From the desert to Debussy, from India to France, music history through Django’s musical genius. Featuring: Stephane Wrembel, Thor Jensen, Nick Anderson, Ari Folman-Cohen, Nick Driscoll, and Surprise guests.

April 25
8 p.m., The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood
Simba Baumgartner and Daisy Castro: The music of Django Reinhardt
A journey through Django’s music, featuring Simba Baumgartner and violin virtuoso Daisy Castro. Featuring: David Gastine, Ari Folman Cohen, Josh Kaye, and Scott Kettner. Special guest: Stephane Wrembel.

April 26, 2019
8 p.m., The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood
The Krief Brothers: Django virtuoso. An extraordinary level of virtuosity. The art of the guitar in its supreme form. Featuring: Lior Krief, Ezeckiel Krief, Josh Kaye, Nick Driscoll, Julian Smith. Special Guests: Stephane Wrembel, Serge Krief and special guests.

Tickets for the Maplewood shows are $30 each (or $70 for all three) and are available at www.mt.cm/django-Go Go-2019
Django A-Go-Go Music Camp

From Wednesday, April 23 to Saturday April 26, 30 guitarists who have paid the $950 tuition will participate in workshops and masterclasses in Maplewood conducted by many of the guitarists performing as part The Django A-Go-Go Festival. Expect to see guitar cases tucked in corners at local restaurants or slung over the backs of pedestrians on Maplewood Avenue.

The Django A Go Go Festival All-Star Concert at Town Hall in New York City will be on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m.

Stephane Wrembel

Simba Baumgartner

David Gastine

Lior Krief

Nick Anderson

David Lang

 

David Langlois

Bria Sknoberg

Raphael Fays

Serge Krief

Ezeckiel Krief

 

Thor Jensen

Ari Folman-Cohen

Sara L'Abriola

There will also be special American Guests who that will be announced. Tickets are available now at www.thetownhall.org or 1-800-982-2787.

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