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Stephane Wrembel / Bio

Biography

“A REVELATION” -David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine

"One the greatest guitar players I've ever seen ...and I don't say that lightly."
-Josh Baron, Relix Magazine

"A John Coltrane-ish search for a moment of musical nirvana..."
-Phil Gallo, Variety

"Don't miss this opportunity to see a truly astonishing talent in action."
-All About Jazz

One could call Stephane Wrembel a nomad, a gypsy, a world traveler, for the music he plays and his lifestyle are expressions of the Gypsy way of life.

Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, home of impressionism and Django Reinhardt's music. Wrembel was classically trained in a music conservatory starting at age four. Stephane's life took a decisive turn in his late teens when he first discovered the music of Django Reinhardt and the Gypsies. He spent the next ten years of his life learning, playing, and expanding on this musical tradition. This hard work gave Wrembel the technique, but the time spent playing around the campfires and trailers of the Gypsies gave him the soul - both necessary ingredients for him to master his art form. Stephane's education continued at the Berklee School of Music where after studying contemporary jazz and world music he graduated summa cum-laude. Soon after he moved to New York City to live and continue his career.

Like New York, Stephane is always in motion, always searching and never stopping in his quest for a new sound...

Career Highlights

-Scored the theme to Woody Allen's 2011 Smash Hit
"Midnight In Paris". Currently (1.6.12) #1 on Itunes soundtrack charts and #20 on albums overall.

-Composed music for Woody Allen's 2008
Golden Globe winner "Vicky Cristina Barcelona".

-Toured nationally and recorded his third album with the legendary David Grisman.

-Toured the USA with international master violinist Mark
O'Connor.

-Headlined to a capacity crowd at Lincoln Center.
-Gitane Guitar Company producing the "Stephane Wrembel" model guitar.

-Opened for Rock and Roll Hall of famer Patty Smith.

-Wrote the full soundtrack for "Goodbye Baby", winner of
director's award at the 2008 Santa Cruz Film Festival.

-Wrote several scores for national TV and radio
commercials, including Arby's, JP Morgan Chase, Cheerio's,
and Frito Lay's

-Featured in "Gigs Composite" by director Cree Fertita,
winner of 2007 Emmy Award for Advanced Media: Arts and
Entertainment.
-Coached Mariah Carey for her role as a singer/guitar player
for her movie, "Tenessee"

Stephane has performed at most major music festivals including:
-Montreal Jazz Festival
-The International Rochester Jazz Festival
-High Sierra Music Festival
-The Berkshire Mountain Festival
-Djangofest San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New
Mexico
-Northbeach Jazz Festival
-Jalopi Django Festival
-Whistler international Music Festival

...where he opened and/or performed with Elvis Costello, The Roots, Medeski Martin and Wood, John Scofield, Ryan Montbleau Band, Me'shell Ndegeocello, and Soulive.

General Info

Band Members
Stephane Wrembel - Guitar, Dave Speranza - Bass, Roy Williams - Guitar, David Langlois - Washboard, Nick Anderson - drums.
Artist Name
Stephane Wrembel
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/stephanewrembel
Genres
Jam / Jazz / Acoustic

Contact Info

Location
Brooklyn, NY
Manager
Chris Hessman

Similar Artists

  • Jean Baptiste (Django) Reinhardt
  • David Grisman Quintet
  • Mark O'Connor
  • David Grisman & Sam Bush
  • Tony Rice
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