A Tribute to Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli

with Ben HOLDER and Stuart Carter-SMITH

At the Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

Friday 14th February 2020, 7.30 pm

An evening with the music of the Guitar and Violin virtuosos Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of this style. Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s with this homage to the Quintet of the hot club of France. This really was the “Swing” era, full of irresistible rhythms and all the musical indulgence there was to offer. 

Holder and Smith on Stage

Ben Holder (Violin, Vocals) and Stuart Carter- Smith (Gypsy Guitar) have toured together extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the USA over the last 10 years and have been privately booked by such A list clients including Elton John and the Beckhams to name a few.

Ben Holder

Ben Holder is one of the most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists in the UK. Taught classically from the age of six, he studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. During his classical studies, Ben began listening to Jazz – classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and of course the great jazz violinists including Grappelli, Joe Venuti and the awe inspiring Stuff Smith.

Stuart Carter-Smith

Although initially Stuart Carter-Smith studied and performed the classical guitar, he soon fell in love with the music of Django Reinhardt and his post-classical studies took him to work with some of the finest names in that genre both in the UK and overseas.

It’s Valentine’s Day Too

chocolate valentine heart

so you will receive a little chocolate heart when you join us to listen to the Romani music adding a little Romantic touch to the evening!

Tickets Adults £12 Children £6 available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or C.S. Council Office or on line here

For more information please phone 01694 720132 Mike Walker.

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