Wednesday 12 July
Lulo Reinhardt and Bart Stenhouse
Lulo Reinhardt is one of the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voices in Gypsy music today, he is from a long line of musicians; the great-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt and also the nephew of the gypsy violin master Shnuckenack Reinhardt. Lulo comes from a lineage peppered throughout with highly talented musicians. He first showed an interest during his formative years. By the age of five Lulo was already being handed down the guitar tradition through his father Bawo Reinhardt and has devoted his life to music ever since.
The finest concert of acoustic guitar I have ever seen. – J. Shand SMH
By the time he was 12, he was performing with his cousins in the Koblenz-based Mike Reinhardt sextet. Over the years, Lulo expanded his musical horizons as he delved into the music of other cultures. Today, Lulo continues to explore and perform a fusion of styles, including flamenco, Latin, and Brazilian jazz. He combines these with his own artistic stamp, and always with a nod to his Gypsy influences.
After traveling all over the world and playing with musicians from Brazil, Spain, Africa, he defined his own style of playing which he called Latin Swing - it is not traditional gypsy jazz because the band has a drummer and a piano player. More and more gypsy jazz guitarists today are incorporating this style of music which Lulo founded. His name and style have achieved international acclaim.
Australian born multi-instrumentalist and composer Bart Stenhouse has a deep interest in jazz, world, fusion and improvisational styles of music and specialises in the guitar, bass guitar and electric mandolin. His playing style blends different cultures and styles to re-define musical genres and experiment with sonic landscapes.
Bart Stenhouse is an exciting and rising player on the Australian jazz and world music scene, so expect to see more of him and enjoy listening to his intricate and intriguing work.