Snappy arrangements and exciting improvisations from this top Gypsy swing guitar duo. A sweltering hot Spring Sunday in Ashford #Kent and very happy to say we still managed to pack it out at our concert on this most sweltering of days. St Mary’s Church is Revelation Ashford’s prime performance venue, boasting wonderful acoustics and a loyal fan base for their eclectic events. A stripped down version of the band had the JONNY HEPBIR DUO play a one hour set as part of the ‘Fire
Interview with Gypsy Jazz guitarist Jonny Hepbir Recently I had the pleasure to be asked in to record a podcast for the excellent Margate based ‘Seaside Sessions‘. Founder/owner Adam Tinnion has been relentlessly recording/documenting musicians of all genres in the Kent area for the last two years. I was happy to be one of the first featured playing a couple of tunes. This time he asked me to come and have a chat about the stuff I’d done over the years and he played five tune
Upcoming Gypsy jazz guitar duo concert in Kent This coming Sunday, I will be playing a special concert with Jason Henson for the good people of Revelation, Ashford’s music and arts venue in #Kent. Very happy to be part of their ‘Fireside Sparks’ concert series at the nice looking St Mary’s Church in the heart of Ashford. If you like hearing and watching hot, swing guitar played in a #GypsyJazz way, doors are at 2.45pm and we start at 3.30pm! The publicity reads: General admis
The UK's best Django Reinhardt style festival hosting top international musicians. The March Manouche Gypsy Jazz Festival in Menai #Wales was packed out for the whole weekend, a bumper turnout for this excellent grass-roots event. Held over three days in picturesque Anglesey, it’s become a magnet for players and aficionados of #DjangoReinhardt and the #GypsyJazz guitar style. People started arriving on the Thursday with a ‘fringe’ #festival running alongside the main event. A
UK guitarist Jonny Hepbir teaches Gypsy jazz in person or by Skype. Want to learn how to play the guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt? Gypsy Jazz guitar has it’s roots in a dynamic plectrum technique that can help players achieve mastery of the instrument. The other aspect of the style that is appealing for many guitarists is that it’s a good in-road to understanding jazz concepts as the theory involved is very easy to digest. Both chord voicing harmony and improvisation
Come down to this popular free entry Gypsy jazz jam and play Django tunes with others. With the rise in popularity for Gypsy Jazz and all things Django Reinhardt among guitarists and musicians, monthly ‘jam’ sessions are becoming increasingly popular. In Kent, I’ve been running one such session every month for the past year and a half. Django Jam was set up so musicians of all ages and abilities could meet up and have fun playing #Gypsyjazz in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
UK Gypsy swing guitarist Jonny Hepbir live in Kent January 2018 Always good to get out and about after the Festive season onslaught. Starting off 2018 with two local #Kent solo gigs in #Sandwich and #Margate. If you’re in the area, need a swing guitar fix then the first date is January 2nd 8pm at the Hop and Huffkin in Sandwich, fine Tuesday night food treats, fine ales and some chilled out Django-style tunes for your ears. The second performance is at that quirkiest of venue
Gypsy jazz Trio provide excellent musical entertainment for a Surrey wedding. Wedding season is now an all year round affair, with many Winter #weddings happening all over the UK leading up to the Festive period and beyond. One such Autumn style occasion was held at the Great Fosters Hotel in Surrey and our happy couple needed some hot swing to warm up the day. What better way to get the good vibes flowing than a few sets of top #gypsyjazz from the JONNY HEPBIR TRIO, purveyor
The #UniversityOfLaw in #Guildford #Surrey had no hesitation booking the Jonny Hepbir #Parisian #Swing Quartet for their 50th #Anniversary #celebration on the campus grounds. Our clients opted for the Quartet with female vocals to get guests in the mood with our infectious blend of #Gypsyjazz and #Jazz standards with a few #Summer style Latin numbers thrown in to go with the hot weather. Invitees mingled and dined on delicious canapés whilst enjoying the music. Proceedings we
Nestled in the heart of #SmithfieldMarket is the super-trendy cocktail and music establishment known as the #OrioleBar. The Jonny Hepbir Gypsy Jazz Trio recently had the pleasure of being asked to play there one Sunday evening. We hit the stage for two sets and amongst the lashings of top quality guitar-driven #Gypsyjazz we even managed to get a few Quartet tunes in. The audience chilled out to the #Trio and #Quartet's #swingjazz sounds and made good use of the amazing menu.
We had the pleasure of being booked to play for our client Mark's family #celebration #party recently. They wanted pumping #acoustic #Gypsyjazz to help create the atmosphere for their special #occasion which was held outdoors at #Clissoldpark in #Hackney #London. What better way to create the mood than with the popular Jonny Hepbir Trio. What was unusual about this performance was that it was in a public open space. The family brought lots of delicious food and drink for a pi