Saturday 24 November 2018 8pm
BLUE DRAG MUSIC PRESENTS
Django’s Legacy VIII: Dario Napoli Modern Manouche Project
Blue Drag Music returns with the closing concert of the 2018 season dedicated to the music of the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt - bringing the ‘Dario Napoli Modern Manouche Project’ from Italy to Liverpool Philharmonic for the first time!
Although guitarist Django Reinhardt is the main inspiration behind the trio, in his ‘Modern Manouche Project’, Dario Napoli looks to include more contemporary influences, introducing elements of bebop, funk and modern jazz. The result is a varied, unpredictable and exuberant sound, which steals from various musical eras leading you through a rich and vibrant sonic experience, without ever abandoning the musical legacy of Django.
Dario has performed at many international festivals including the Eddie Lang Jazz Fest playing alongside Sebastian Giniaux. He was invited to open the popular Django in June festival in Northampton, Massachusetts, which gave him the opportunity to share the stage with acclaimed artists such as Tcha Limberger, Adrien Moignard, Gonzalo Bergara, and Robin Nolan.
The world of gypsy jazz has most definitely welcomed Dario with open arms, and he’s enjoying every moment of it.
Dario Napoli - solo guitar
Tommaso Papini - rhythm guitar
Alberto Viganò - bass
£20, £23 (Premium)