1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Doors 6:30PM / Show 8:30PM
This event is all ages
He's been called "a revelation" by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during this year's Oscar's telecast. To say that French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel-who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside-has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso, who is now Brooklyn-based, has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.
Origins, Wrembel's fifth and most highly anticipated release yet, finds the multi-faceted musician corralling a myriad of influences into a hybrid that simultaneously reflects where he's been and points to where he's headed. Although he built his reputation as a stylist in the mode of the iconic French Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt, Wrembel now revels in transcending and expanding. "I'm digging deeper and deeper into my roots," he says about the album. Origins touches upon everything from blues to flamenco to rock; all of these influences come together as something identifiable only as Stephane Wrembel. It is the most sophisticated representation to date of Wrembel's superior compositional skills; his melodies burst with a panoply of textures and colors, moods and emotions.
"It's a different state of mind all together," adds Wrembel, talking about Origins. "I always compose with a picture in mind. That Impressionism approach is the main thing that I've carried with me from Fontainebleau."
Stephane's album currently sits a top the Itunes Jazz album charts.
Hear his interview from NPR's weekend edition here :
Performed live on the 2012 Academy Awards as part of the All-Star-Band
-Scored the theme to Woody Allen’s 2011 Academy Award Winning Film “Midnight In Paris”.
-Composed soundtrack music for Woody Allen’s 2008 Golden Globe winner “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”.
-Recorded his third album with the legendary David Grisman.
-Toured the USA with master violinist Mark O’Connor.
-Headlined to a capacity crowd at Lincoln Center.
-Gitane Guitar Company producing the “Stephane Wrembel” model guitar.
Stephane has performed at many major music festivals:
-The Rochester International Jazz Festival
-High Sierra Music Festival
-The Berkshire Mountain Festival
-Djangofest San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New
-Whistler International Music Festival
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
Sat, May 18
Sat, May 18
Sun, May 19
Mon, May 20
Tue, May 21
Wed, May 22
Fri, May 24
Sat, May 25
Sun, May 26
Tue, May 28