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Event Archive - The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Leah Zeger

Sun. May 10th 2015 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
$24 ($20 members)
Tickets at:, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records, Prussin Music Inc., Red Cat Records
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
After touring extensively with the John Jorgenson Quintet, Gonzalo Bergara has emerged as a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist, mixing a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina, to forge his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz.

The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet (GBQ) explores a modern variant of the 1930s Django Reinhardt-inspired sound. The Quartet's first CD, Porteña Soledad, was Editor’s Pick in Guitar Player Magazine, and Vintage Guitar Magazine called it a "masterpiece." The music is heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, as well as the traditional jazz and music of Bergara's true home, Buenos Aires. "Gonzalo Bergara’s music exists in a way that very little music does. He has lavished such care on every phrase, built each arrangement with such lapidary precision and pared away anything extraneous, the music becomes sculpture. It has weight, density, gravity. This is serious….and deeply moving." The Quartet's newest release, Walking Home (©2012), is now available on CDBaby.

The quartet also features Leah Zeger on fiddle and vocals, Jeffrey Radaich on rhythm guitar and Brian Netzley on acoustic bass. We saw them at Djangofest NW on Whidbey Island in September and were mightily impressed!! It's a unique chance to keep the spirit of our April In Paris festival - and gypsy jazz - going ino the merry month of May!


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