We are excited to announce that the new album has been recorded and mixed! The finishing touches are still in the works, but a finished product is right around the corner. We are also working on our live show weekly on Sunday nights at Barbes in Brooklyn. If you’re in the NYC area, come check out a show, and stay tuned for the official album release dates as well as new tour dates. It’s going to be BIG! Read more…
Stephane and His Band are heading to Korea for two special shows in October! Starting in Seoul, Korea on October 3rd and Busan on October 5th for the 18th Busan International Film Festival.
We are also very excited to announce the release of Origins in South Korea very soon. This will be an exciting opportunity to expand our horizons, learn about new cultures and spread our music throughout the world.
Stay up to date with pictures and blog posts from Stephane in the Travelogue!
On September 28, 2013, Stephane will step back into his roots and curate an enchanting evening of music entitled “Django’s Dream: A Gypsy Swing Festival” as part of the 9th Annual NY Gypsy Festival. For one unforgettable night, this mini festival celebrates Gypsy swing of the 1930’s in unexpected ways under the artistic direction of Stephane Wrembel.
Kamlo will join Stephane, who interprets Django via the Mediterranean, and Flamenco and Gypsy swing-style guitar master Alfonso Ponticelli. The electrifying sounds of three of the world’s leading gypsy jazz artists – who each share a deep knowledge of Django’s style yet express it in individual ways – will move effortlessly between beloved gypsy jazz standards and stunning improvisations ending in a spectacular super jam finale.
Tickets are $35. For more information & to purchase tickets go here.
For three days in late September, Stephane will perform special collaborative performances with his longtime friend and fellow musician, Kamlo. Stephane and Kamlo have been friends and musical companions for over 15 years. Their connection has continued to evolve and has been reinforced by time.
The two share a palpable desire to express through music what is the most luminous in human beings, using a variety of cultures and genres to communicate with audiences. This powerful collaboration promises to be a riveting and unique concert experience. The duo will also be joined onstage by Stephane’s amazing band.
Wednesday, September 25 - DBGB’S - Buffalo, NY
7PM, Tickets $10 (all sales at door)
Thursday, September 26 - The Carriage House - Ithaca, NY
8PM, Tickets $20 (all sales at door)
Friday, September 27 - The Lovin Cup - Rochester, NY
8PM, Tickets $20
See a complete list of Fall dates here.
Stephane and His Band recently returned from a 2 week trip to Nigeria as cultural ambassadors under the US State Department’s “International Language of Jazz for Peace” program. As guests of the US Mission Nigeria, the trip aimed to promote mutual understanding between the American and Nigerian people by providing an opportunity for people in the sometimes troubled region to come together through music and fellowship.
Stops on the tour included headlining the Abuja Jazz Festival, visiting the University of Jos, performing for The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and guests including senior Nigerian leaders, Nigerian Ministers of State, and other ambassadors as well as alumni of the Fulbright scholar program, the Humphrey Fellows program, and the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Stephane also lead a variety of workshops throughout the region with local students and musicians. This once in a lifetime cultural music adventure culminated at a celebration for National Day, where Stephane and His Band presented the national anthems for the United States and Nigeria.
To read more about Stephane’s incredible african adventure, check out his travelogue for a first hand account.
Stephane Wrembel’s 2012 Academy Awards Red Carpet Interview