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Stephane Wrembel Brings the Spirit of Django to Our Studio, on Morning Jazz

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Stephane Wrembel

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel was born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and Django Reinhardt.

It's the perfect dual influence that Stephane embraces, taking the gypsy master's creativity, pushing it forward, and avoiding being categorized as a museum-piece player.

His three Django Experiment albums are thrilling documentations of Reinhardt originals and his own, spirited Sinti swing and gorgeous ballads. Wrembel and his band camped out recently in the WBGO performance studio, chatting and previewing what we can expect in his Django A Go Go performances May 2-4 atThe Woodlandin Maplewood, New Jersey, and on May 5 at the Town Hall in New York.

For more information about Stephane Wrembel, visit his website

Recording: Corey Goldberg

In jazz radio, great announcers are distinguished by their ability to convey the spontaneity and passion of the music. Gary Walker is such an announcer, and his enthusiasm for this music greets WBGO listeners every morning. This winner of the 1996 Gavin Magazine Jazz Radio Personality of the Year award has hosted the morning show each weekday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. And, by his own admission, he's truly having a great time.