Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" to Play & Sing Gypsy Jazz
Bainbridge based Ranger and the Re-Arrangers evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. At the heart of their sound is Ranger's sweet violin playing his sense of melody and daring improvisations (World Rhythm). The bands repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, and the music of Django Reinhardt.
Ranger and his father Michael formed the band in 2006, after a pilgrimage to the worlds foremost Gypsy Jazz event, the Django Reinhardt festival in Samois Sur Seine, France. Since that inspirational trip, they have released 4 CDs and now perform over 100 times each year and become well known favorites to Kitsap Audiences and beyond. In 2007 & 2010 they were finalists for the Best World Traditional Song, Independent Music Awards. And in 2011 & 2016 they performed at Djangofest Northwest, North Americas premier gypsy jazz festival.
"Gypsy jazz," is named in honor of Django Reinhardt, Europe's acclaimed composer and guitarist. In the 1930s, Django and violinist Stephane Grappelli blended their own musical legacies with the new American art form of jazz, Soon their recordings brought international fame to the genre. Gypsy jazz is characterized by upbeat, high energy swing on acoustic instruments, especially guitar, violin, bass, clarinet, and accordion.
For more info and to hear the music, visit www.RangerSwings.com and these music and video Links: RangerSwings.com/music.html, RangerSwings.com/video.html.
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