Stephane Wrembel

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Stéphane Wrembel is a French born jazz guitarist currently residing in New Jersey.[1] Wrembel is best known as a composer and performer of Gypsy Jazz, but is also heavily influenced by world music.[2][3]

Wrembel studied classical piano from age four in Fontainebleau, France, winning prizes in the Lucien Wurmser competition and at the National Conservatory of Aubervillier,[4] before taking up the guitar at age sixteen in order "to learn Pink Floyd songs, Led Zeppelin, old Genesis, and all that stuff."[2]

While attending the American School of Modern Music in Paris, Wrembel went to the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois, France where he was inspired to study composition arranging, jazz and contemporary classical music.[4] Upon graduation, Wrembel was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music,[2][4] graduating summa cum laude in music performance.

Wrembel has issued several albums, under his own name and as The Stephane Wrembel Trio, and his song "Big Brother" was featured on the soundtrack for Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In 2011 he again collaborated with Allen, composing the theme track for Allen's film Midnight In Paris, "Bistro Fada."[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Introducing Stephane Wrembel - 2001, rerecorded and reissued 2010
  • Barbes-Brooklyn - 2006
  • Gypsy Rumble (as Stephane Wrembel Trio) - 2008
  • Terre des Hommes - 2008
  • Bistro Fada - 2011
  • Origins - 2012
  • Dreamers of Dreams - 2014

Bibliography[edit]

  • Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Guitar - 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ On Queue Performing Artists (2008). "Stephane Wrembel". Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  2. ^ a b c Frank DeBlase (2009-06-09). "JAZZ FEST 09: Interview: Stephane Wrembel: The Django Experiment". City Newspaper. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  3. ^ Ben Ratilff (2008-11-24). "Swinging Through Melodies, the Gypsy Guitarist Way". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  4. ^ a b c "Stephane Wrembel". Mel Bay Publications, Inc. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  5. ^ Wrembel, Stephane. "StephaneWrembel.com". Website. Retrieved 7/11/2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)