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Urban Gypsies

Rank #4 AU Sydney, NSW, AU Jazz / Latin / Fusion

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Sounds Like: Rodrigo y Gabriela, john mc, Al Di Meola, Jesse Cook, Sylvain Luc

Label: independant

Manager: Beeblebrox Creative Studio

Bio: Urban Gypsies are an instrumental guitar band. Two nylon string guitars with Cello and percussion.. Urban Gypsies play original jazz Latin contemporary and funky instrumental music with an edge. They are influenced by John Mclaughlin, Ottmar Liebert, Paco de Lucia, Sylvain Luc and many other guit... See Full Bio

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“These two guys are beautiful, sensitive guitarists who know how to play, write and record, this is really a sensitive work and the musicianship throughout this recording is first rate”
—  Steve Barta, Jazz composer, performer, Review you
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Darling Harbour Jazz Festival
May 17, 2010
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  • 2013

    Jul 20


    Parramatta, NSW, AU | 8:00pm

    Parramatta, NSW, AU
    Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:00pm

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    Urban Gypsies Quartet play the Riverside Theatre Parramatta. The Urban Gypsies are : Gavin Libotte guitar, Dieter Kleemann guitar, Anatoli Torjinski cello and Stuart Henderson Percussion. Following their sell out 2012 shows at the Vanguard, the Basement, Camelot Lounge, and recent shows at Venue 505. Kinetic Jazz Festival and the Blue Mountains Concert Society, Sydney’s own guitar virtuosos Urban Gypsies play the Riverside Theatre. Their line up consists of an impressive band of veteran musicians accomplished in jazz, gypsy, Latin and other world music genres. Their eclectic mix of original compositions enable the players to improvise and serve up a powerful and unique fusion of instrumental guitar music that will get your heart thumping in time. The compositions are inspired by guitar greats such as John Mclaughlin, Pat Metheny and Sylvain Luc.

  • 2013

    Jun 21


    Sydney, NSW, AU | 8:30pm
    Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:30pm

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    The Urban Gypsies are : Gavin Libotte guitar, Dieter Kleemann guitar, Anatoli Torjinski cello and Stuart Henderson Percussion. Following their sell out 2012 shows at the Vanguard, the Basement, Camelot Lounge, and recent shows at Venue 505. Kinetic Jazz Festival and the Blue Mountains Concert Society, Sydney’s own guitar virtuosos Urban Gypsies play SIMA. Their line up consists of an impressive band of veteran musicians accomplished in jazz, gypsy, Latin and other world music genres. Their eclectic mix of original compositions enable the players to improvise and serve up a powerful and unique fusion of instrumental guitar music that will get your heart thumping in time. The compositions are inspired by guitar greats such as John Mclaughlin, Pat Metheny and Sylvain Luc. TICKETS $20/15/10

  • 2013

    Mar 22


    Springwood, NSW, AU | 8:00pm

    Springwood, NSW, AU
    Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:00pm

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    IAN COOPER TRIO & URBAN GYPSIES QUARTET Friday 22 March 2013 Springwood Civic Centre Ian Cooper - violin Ian Date - guitar Natalie Morrison - double bass Gavin Libotte - guitar Dieter Kleemann - guitar Anatoli Torjinski - cello Stuart Henderson - percussion Latin Jazz - 8 pm start The Concert Ian Cooper (violin), with his wonderful combination of entertainer charm and musical flair, and his Swing Trio will be joined by the dynamic Urban Gypsies Quartet, the acclaimed Latin jazz group comprising two nylon string guitars, cello and percussion. Together they will take you on a musical journey through a world of caravans and gypsy campsites, and indulge your ears in the flavours of Bohemia, Spain, Europe and South America. Ian Cooper will serve up his trademark hot-jazz with the usual twists and turns. The Urban Gypsies Quartet have wowed audiences around the nation with their original compositions and have appeared with the Buena Vista Social Club. They'll showcase their passion for the rhythmic palette of Gypsy, Latin, Jazz guitar and world music. Latin, Gypsy & Jazz - with seven such talented musicians on stage, there's no telling what spontaneous improvisational magic will take place at this very special event.

  • 2013

    Feb 22


    Sydney, 2000, AU | 12:30pm
    Centennial Parklands Dining
    Sydney, 2000, AU
    Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:30pm

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    Alchemy Duo combines the sumptuous sounds of Anatoli Torjinski’s Cello with the romantic, nylon string Guitar played by Gavin Libotte, to create a fresh take on Classical, Gypsy Jazz, Latin and Pop music. From Led Zeppelin to Mozart to Burt Bacharach, Alchemy Duo add their own unique perspective to different genres of music with an emphasis on jazz improvisation and the reinvention of popular tunes.

  • 2013

    Feb 15


    Sydney, 2000, AU | 12:30pm
    Centennial Parklands Dining
    Sydney, 2000, AU
    Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:30pm

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    Alchemy Duo combines the sumptuous sounds of Anatoli Torjinski’s Cello with the romantic, nylon string Guitar played by Gavin Libotte, to create a fresh take on Classical, Gypsy Jazz, Latin and Pop music. From Led Zeppelin to Mozart to Burt Bacharach, Alchemy Duo add their own unique perspective to different genres of music with an emphasis on jazz improvisation and the reinvention of popular tunes.

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  • Rick Millward (Artist) Rick Millward
    enjoyed Gypsy Fever today!
  • Anchorage Alaska (Artist) Anchorage Alaska
    Excellent musicianship and great music!
  • Anchorage Alaska (Artist) Anchorage Alaska
    Excellent music in here!
  • Gotan (Artist) Gotan
    Hello guys, tahnks for your comment, sorry for the delay, we really like your playing!
  • Donnie Stovall (Artist) Donnie Stovall
    Great songs,great style,,,,,,,,,
  • Bubbojones (Artist) Bubbojones
    Thanks for the good music here that made me became a fan of ur music and also I left this comment as a promise, to come back and do this all over again.
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Q: How did you do on the 15th at the musico 2012
A: Hello Ann! thanks so much for contacting me, My drummer Stuart Henderson represented the band at the awards, but we didn't win. Glad to be in the finals though, We are currently still recording our new Quartet album, should be ready in a few months. Stay in touch speak soon Gavin : - )

Asked by Ann Tearrell. Answered on Thu May 24 2012

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