Praised by SMH critic John Shand for his “incandescent” playing and “glorious tone”, one of Australia’s foremost Gypsy-jazz musicians and composers will stop by Delmar Gallery to perform a selection from his acclaimed seven-year, three-CD homage to Django Reinhardt.
Dedicated to Reinhart’s international legion of fans, Weltlinger’s original compositions and arrangements pay tribute to the enduring Gypsy Swing or ‘Manouche’ musical style which Reinhardt pioneered in the 1930s-1950s, and which continues to inspire countless musicians and audiences around the world today.
Now based in Berlin, Weltlinger recorded the third CD Samoreau (2017) in Germany with members of Reinhardt’s family. For his Sydney appearance, he will be joined by a stellar line-up of local jazz talent.
Date: Tuesday 10 April, 7.30pm
Venue: Delmar Gallery
Tickets: $10 – $30. Free for Trinity students & Society of the Arts Members.