Gypsy Rhythm Concert


Performance by the Gypsy Rhythm Project

(lead by Steve Gibons)

When: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Where:  Indian Trails Public Library (Wheeling)

NOTE: Space is limited at Indian Trails Public Library, & telephone reservations are required.  Please remember to call 847.459.4100 if you would like to attend this program!

Steve Gibons Bio: Gibons is a Chicago jazz violinist who has turned his sights on the rich world of Balkan and oriental music. He traveled in Romania spending time with Roma and folk musicians in Moldavia, Wallachia and Bucharest, learning and recording their music.

Chicago native Steve Gibons leads the Gypsy Rhythm Project and also plays Gypsy Jazz with guitar virtuoso Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan. During his career he has performed with a diverse range of great ensembles among them, the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Victor Parra and the Mambo Express, and the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble and the 3rd Coast String Quartet. and appears on many recordings as a session player. Gibons spent time in Romania making field recordings and studying with folk and Roma musicians.  Gibons has a wide breadth of experience performing ethnic music ranging from Klezmer music (Chicago Klezmer Ensemble), Afro-Cuban jazz (Victor Parra and the Mambo Express) to classical middle eastern music (The Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble). After traveling in Romania and Turkey his focus has been on the Roma and folk music from those regions.

Source: Chicago’s Gypsy Rhythm Project

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