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Jazz & Lyrics: The Great Django / Performance cancelled

A nation and its icon
Sun 15.03.2020 - 20:00 h
15,00 - 20,00 €

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Informationen zum Werk

A fusion of jazz and lyrics in the Tischlerei

approx. 90 mins / no interval

About the performance

“Since jazz is one of the most intriguing languages out there, it’s natural to want to combine it with texts and poetry.”

In its new series of jazz events in the Tischlerei the Big Band of the Deutsche Oper Berlin presents five themed concerts featuring smaller formations of the Big Band and guests. The concerts focus on a particular subject or composer, amalgamating music and poetry. Texts, biographical information, poetry and background information on the evening’s unifying theme combine to produce a unique experience for the audience.

On 15th March Jazz guitarist Joscho Stephan is the guest of Jazz & Lyrics in the Tischlerei. He will be speaking about his favourite music, the Gipsy Swing. — When I was in my teens my uncle gave me a mixed audio cassette loaded with pop music and including a song by Django Reinhardt, Minor Swing. After that I spent years listening to Django Reinhardt records and accompanying him on my own guitar. I was trying to get to the bottom of what he was about. I soaked up every single composition of his and began, little by little, to come up with my own versions. Reinhardt invented Gipsy Swing in the 1930s in Paris, and I’m now another voice in the movement, if you like, preserving and developing Swing. Last year I hooked up with a piano trio and we brought out a CD of Mozart and Beethoven material as Gipsy Swing. Smashing!

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