Stephane Grappelli


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Noun1.Stephane Grappelli - French jazz violinist (1908-1997)
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Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, 0844 871 3017 - Mon, 20 May - Sat, 25 May John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus Jazz guitar legend John Etheridge pays tribute to Stephane Grappelli, the greatest jazz violinist of the 20th Century.
A Stephane Vivaldi B Stephane Fricatti C Stephane Grappelli D Stephane Milo 8.
Comprised of Lesley Locke on violin and vocals and Tommy Locke on guitar and vocals, the musicians specialise in this style of jazz which was made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
He's gone this time for a sort of Stephane Grappelli / Django Reinhardt set up, with two excellent jazz guitarists and a bass, plus a cellist, Peter Adams, who sounded distinctly uncomfortable with any attempt to swing but made a gorgeous sound nonetheless.
He has opened for Herbie Hancock and Stephane Grappelli and performed with entertainers and pop artists of stage, screen, studio and TV fame.
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.
James shows influences from Texas fiddleking Johnny Gimble to Stephane Grappelli. The trio generate joy and eye-popping technique in equal measure.
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.
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.
He worked with Django Reinhardt's former partner, violinist Stephane Grappelli, for 11 years and since has attained the reputation as the world's leading solo jazz-guitarist.
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.