Swinging Reinhardt classics mixed with traditional European Gypsy repertoire.
A five-star international Gypsy jazz line up. As close to Gypsy jazz royalty as you’re likely to get! Guitar mastery, swinging Reinhardt classics mixed with traditional European Gypsy repertoire. Undeniably the most loved and respected Gypsy musician on the planet, violin superstar Tcha Limberger, recently accorded the title by The Times “Polymath King of Gypsy music” joins forces with the guitar wizard, one of the most outstanding and original players to have appeared in the gypsy jazz scene, Sébastien Giniaux.
Tcha Limberger is the son of guitarist Vivi Limberger (Waso Quartet) and grandson of violinist Piotto Limberger, both well-known figures in the Gypsy Jazz genre. Tcha, a spectacular multi-instrumentalist, known as much for enchanting performances with his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra and Kalotaszeg Trio as he is for being the world’s greatest Gypsy jazz violinist, is an unstoppable force in the world of world, folk and jazz music.
This is a project originating from a common passion of its members for traditional jazz styles and predominantly New Orleans and Swing. Groove is taken care of by two musicians whose resumés are longer than their arms: Dave Kelbie, a human metronome who combines the softness of genuine swing with enriched chords (regularly invited by masters such as Angelo Debarre and Fapy Lafertin) and Sébastien Girardot, a solid double-bass magician, with both a strong and agile style, highly solicited by famed jazz lineups (Michel Pastre Quintet, La Section Rythmique…). In a word: an Imperial rhythm section, no doubt one of the best of its kind and tied together in the Lejazzetal hall of fame project: Django à la Créole.
Sébastien Giniaux, born in 1981, started studying cello at the age of six. At eighteen he discovered the guitar and traditional music and learned to master the instrument as an accomplished autodidact, influenced in the beginning by Django Reinhardt’s music, but Balkan music, classical music, jazz and improvised music soon made their appearance. He worked in various formations as a composer, arranger and musician, including Norig, Selmer # 607, the Balkan Project, Téofilo Chantre, etc. Since his childhood he also practices painting, which allows him to understand various artistic mediums. Nowadays he mainly performs with his sextet project “Mélodie des Choses”.