The hot acoustic swing of ‘Sephora’ captures the vibrant sound of 1930’s Paris. Their performance gives a rich and nostalgic experience, which includes Eastern European influences without ever losing the gypsy footprint of guitarist Django Reinhardt and the violin of Stephane Grappelli.
About the Quartet
Violinist, Gina Griffen, is well known on the Bristol music scene. She has worked as a professional musician for over twenty years and is best known for her amazing improvisational violin/singing style and performances with the Bristol band The Schmoozenbergs.
Bass player, Ron Phelan, originally from Dublin is in constant demand from the best musicians and performers touring the country. Together with Gina they provided backing music for the touring ‘No Fit State Circus’.
Darren Hodge has been astounding audiences with his ability to take the acoustic guitar to breathtaking limits. He has performed on stage with Tommy Emmanuel, Megson, Cara Dillon, Clive Carol, Seth Lakeman and Lula Reinhardt.
Rhythm guitarist, Dave Lunniss, possesses a vast knowledge of gypsy jazz. His festival performances in the UK, Ireland, Silkeborg, Denmark together with appearances in The Savoy Hotel with ‘Le Jazz’ and at London’s Barbican, with ‘Swing 39’.
Together the hot acoustic swing of ‘Sephora’ captures the vibrant and nostalgic sound of 1930’s Paris. Their performance gives a rich sound experience including Eastern European influences without ever losing the gypsy footprint of guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli.
Esprit Du Paris - Sephora Gypsy Jazz Quartet - Fri 13th Oct (DOORS 7.30PM START 8PM)
October 13, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm