Tcha Limberger

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

 Photo by Dave Kelbie

Photo by Dave Kelbie

Since picking up his first instrument the guitar, composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger is one of a handful of world-class musicians to have become accepted and respected in a style of music culturally not their own. His showcasing on the international stage of his Transylvanian Kalotaszeg Trio and Budapest Gypsy Orchestra, and his nurturing approach to teaching almost forgotten traditional musics has made him one of the most prominent and ‘important figures in folk music of the Carpathian Basin’. For this, he has received unparalleled praise worldwide from professionals and public alike. Critics remarking on his achievements have claimed he is ’entirely made of music’, ‘The Polymath king of Gypsy music’, whilst musician colleagues refer to him as ‘the fifth element’.

Born into a renowned Belgian family of Manouche musicians, Limberger grew up in a world of the Gypsy swing style of Django Reinhardt, and over the years has collaborated with many of its leading performers, including the celebrated Fapy Lafertin. His eclectic musical tastes, interests and passions were formed from early childhood with his first solo concerts singing Flamenco whilst accompanying himself on guitar were aged just eight. He has an ongoing fascination and love for traditional music from the world over, for a long while leading a band of Belgian musicians playing music from Aimara, and the Quechua Indians of Bolivia. From thirteen he studied modern classical composition alongside the Belgian composer Dick Vanderharst with his composition debut for a dance piece by Les ballets C de la B called ‘Patchagonia’ directed by Lisi Estaras. Two current projects include a free improvisation guitar duo with classical guitarist Herman Schamp, and Limberger’s much celebrated all-string swing band Les Violons de Bruxelles.

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Duved Dunayevsky

Born in Israel and largely self-taught, Duved spent his teens playing jazz fusion with a special focus on the work of John Scofield. He knew of Biréli Lagrène back then, he says, but only through Biréli's work with Jaco Pastorius. After discovering Django’s music Duved dedicated himself completely to it. Along the way he has garnered a reputation for his remarkable ability to channel “that sound” loved by Django fans and sought by students of the style.

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Dave Kelbie

A self-taught guitarist whose first professional engagements were with the celebrated Gypsy guitarist from Holland Fapy Lafertin in 1989 - a partnership that has lasted until recently with two iconic recordings “Swing Guitars” and “Hungaria”. Through his alliance with Lafertin have come performances with musicians such as Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos, Tcha Limberger, Biréli Lagrène and Lollo Meier and Angelo Debarre.

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Simon Planting

is the undisputed leader among Gypsy jazz bassists, having played with the crème de la crème of jazz Manouche guitarists such as Fapy Lafertin; Jimmy Rosenberg; Angelo Debarre; Dorado, Tchavolo, and Samson Schmitt; Robin Nolan; Andreas Oberg; John Jorgenson; Gonzalo Bergara; and other jazz greats such as Larry Coryell, Bill Frisell, and Howard Alden to name a few.