Stephane Grappelli


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Noun1.Stephane Grappelli - French jazz violinist (1908-1997)
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The duo bring with them a unique legacy in European jazz from years of touring and recording with top artists Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson.
Additionally, as a session musician, Grisman's discography is filled with notable artists including Sam Bush, Stephane Grappelli, Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Del McCoury, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Earl Scruggs, Martin Taylor, James Taylor and Doc Watson.
Their style is influenced by the founder of the genre, Django Reinhardt, and his music colleague Stephane Grappelli.
James shows influences from Texas fiddleking Johnny Gimble to Stephane Grappelli.
The encore provided an opportunity to hear a Stephane Grappelli composition courtesy of an impromptu cello part for the festival artistic director - a lovely end.
They include Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Stephane Grappelli and Mark O'Connor, whom Kennedy rates as one of the most important violinists alive today, as well as jazz guitarist Jarek Smietana who he has got to know thanks to frequent visits to Cracow.
During the first half of the show, dedicated to the music of Stephane Grappelli, Isaac Stern and Mark O'Connor, Kennedy kept a jacket over his yellow Villa away shirt.
This swinging show celebrating his hero Stephane Grappelli and the fable Hot Club of France features classic numbers like Sweet Georgia Brown, Strike Up the Band and Ain't Misbehavin', together with beautiful ballads like Flamingo, Nuages and The Folks Who Live on the Hill.
John Etheridge was the guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and he has also performed with Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers, Dizzy Gillespie and Nigel Kennedy, and is currently in a duo with the eminent classical guitarist John Williams.
The festival will feature Roy Sainsbury, who has performed with several bands at some of the country's most prestigious jazz clubs, including Ronnie Scott's in London; Nigel Price, former member of the James Taylor Quartet and also a regular at Ronnie Scott's; John Etheridge, who has recorded with iconic jazz fusion group Soft Machine as well as a number of world-famous musicians such as Stephane Grappelli and Nigel Kennedy; and Remi Harris, runner-up in two categories of the British Jazz Awards 2014.
Throughout his career he has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians, including Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner, Georg Solti, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Sir Andrew Davis and Esa-Pekka Salonen as well as Stephane Grappelli, Elton John and Cleo Laine.
O'Connor has traveled from fiddle contests to classical concert halls, with trips with such jazz masters as Stephane Grappelli along the way as he picked up two Grammy awards and eight Grammy nominations in different categories.