Jazz and autumn is a natural combination that warms body and spirit! And so we are proud to present the Django Festival as a part of Stockholm Jazz Festival. In order to fully embrace the cozy mood, a live performance is a must see.
An evening of tribute to the great guitarist Django Reinhardt with three acts on stage! The evening is headlined by Dutch musician Lollo Meier, whose unique musicianship touches the audience in a way that makes them experience Django’s music as vital today as it was 80 years ago.
Lollo Meier (NL)
Dutch guitarist, bandleader, composer and arranger Lollo Meier is one of the top players in the gypsy swing world. He comes from an elite family of musicians (e.g. cousins Fapy Lafertin and Stochelo Rosenberg). His vision is to pass on the music of Django Reinhardt in a traditional way. It is lyrical, melodic and joyful.
Lollo Meier’s own compositions manage Django’s genuine swing feel, but also add new nuances to the music. Lollo Meier’s unique musicianship touches the audience, who experience Django’s music as vital today as it was 80 years ago.
Gustav Lundgren (SE) & Antoine Boyer (FR)
Join us on a century-long journey from 1920s Paris via New York and Latin America
to land in contemporary jazz guitar music performed by these virtuosos from Sweden and
Gustav Lundgren is one of the most acclaimed gypsy jazz guitarists in the world. He
was born in Stockholm in 1980 and made his first international tour at the age of 19.
age. He performed in 27 countries before he turned 30. Gustav has released more than 700 songs and his music has been streamed more than 100 million times. Guitar legends like John Scofield, Mike Stern and George Benson have paid tribute to his guitar playing. Gustav has collaborated with Jimmy Rosenberg, Chris Cheek, Jorge Rossy, Noé Reinhardt and others, Doug Weiss, Samson Schmitt, The Swedish House Mafia and Anne Sofie von Otter.
French guitarist Antoine Boyer was taught at a young age by
guitarists Mandino Reinhardt and Francis-Alfred Moerman, both of whom are
respected musicians in the gypsy swing genre. The latter also featured on Antoine’s first album (2009).
Antoine has released several albums since then and received several awards, such as
Jazzman magazine’s “Revelation Award” and Guitarisist Acoustic magazine
Magazine’s “Revelation 2012 Award.” Antoine has toured the world and been
Headliner at most of the major Gypsy Jazz festivals in Europe and the USA. He
Is one of the most sought-after guitarists on the scene today.
Antoine also has a career as a classical guitarist and has studied classical guitar at
colleges most recently under Gérard Abiton in Paris. In 2015, he won the “Montigny
Classique Guitar Contest” and he has been nominated for the Guitare
Classique’s “Révélation Guitare Classique” contest in 2016.
Swing Lab loves Lo (SE)
Swing Lab loves Lo plays music in the spirit of Django Reinhardt. They play and sing their own material, but are not ashamed to mix in anything that they think sounds festive to their ears. The group came about when the quartet Swing Club met singer Lovisa Åbrink. Sweet music was born, love at first sight.
Swing lab ? Lo is happy if you want to join their little world of music for a while.
Main act 20:00-21:00: Lollo Meier (NL)
Lollo Meier – guitar,
Ariel Trigo – violin,
Hugo Rehman – guitar,
Juan Mendoza – bass
Interlude at 18:45-19.45: Gustav Lundgren (SE) & Antoine Boyer (FR)
Gustav Lundgren – guitar,
Antoine Boyer – guitar
Opening act at 18:00-18:30: Swing Lab Loves Lo
Lovisa Åbrink – vocals,
Patrik Åström – violin,
Max Brandt – guitar,
Håkan Karlsson – guitar,
Marcus Lundh – bass
About Stockholm Jazz Festival
Stockholm Jazz Festival is one of Sweden’s largest and oldest festivals and takes place between 14 and 23 October 2022. This year’s festival features big names such as Ledisi sings Nina Simone, Rubalcaba, Shai Maestro Quartet and Hiatus Kaiyote.
Since 2012, the festival has donned the costume of an indoor festival and now hosts over fifty stages each year and is visited by around 25,000 Stockholmers over its ten days.
Read more about the festival at stockholmjazz.se
Place: Fasching, Kungsgatan, Stockholm
Price: 262,50 – 350 SEK
Date: 16. 10. 2022
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