The John Jorgenson Quintet Celebrates the Music of Django Reinhardt
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The last date listed for The John Jorgenson Quintet was Saturday February 25, 2012 / 8:00pm (Wine Tasting at 6:00pm).
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In a surreal twist, one of Japan's biggest rock stars also happens to be one of that country's most revered classical composers. His name is Yoshiki and the breadth of his musical accomplishment astonishes. The same man who, as the leader of the heavy metal band X Japan, sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times was selected by the Japanese government to write a classical composition celebrating Emperor Akihito. Commissioned to write themes for events as diverse as the 2012 Grammys and the World Expo, he has now released a solo album of original instrumental works, Yoshiki Classical, to global acclaim. For this concert, he'll perform captivating melodies from the album. Learn More
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Featured review from Dori A.Red Velvet
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We knew nothing about this group and only heard a few minutes of their music online before going to see them. We're so glad we've been introduced to them. What an awesome group! And the next time they perform in the Southern California, we'll be sure to see them again. John's guitar playing was to the level of Eric Clapton and the violinist was incredible. He made that violin sing.
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Learn more about John Jorgenson on his website .
Walk the streets of 1930s Paris, be transported to Greece, Latin America and back home, in one night, live at the Curtis! Grammy winner John Jorgenson and his Quintet enthrall audiences with original and classic “gypsy jazz” – the dynamic string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris. Virtuosic guitar, clarinet, violin, bouzouki, bass, vocals and percussion take center stage in this upbeat, luxuriant evening of live music.
Wine Tasting Option
Between the two shows at 6:00pm, enjoy an evening of food, wine and entertainment amidst the backdrop of beautiful artwork in the Brea Gallery. Several distinctive wine selections will be paired with foods that complement and enliven the senses.