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Saturday, August 7

Gypsy Jazz


Sandro Roy & David Gazarov

Gypsy Jazz

A magical duo who knows how to get fire and love to the audience, with an exciting mix of Jazz, Classical and Gypsy music.
Both admire the great style of Django Reinhardt and Chick Corea, as well as Fritz Kreisler and Edward Grieg, improvising on famous themes and presenting brilliantly their own versions and compositions.



Sandro Roy
violin


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There are many indications that in the twenty-six years old Sandro Roy a very promising musician has matured, from whom the music world will soon hear quite a lot. A classically trained violinist who at age thirteen won first place at the state-wide competition Jugendmusiziert. But he is also a jazz player and has played with legendary Bireli Lagrene and already he has his own bands.
He will be presented at the Schleswig Holstein Musical Festival in July 2020 and also has an invitation from the Rheingau Musical Festival, to play there this coming summer –
His next CD, „Gypsy Jazz Dimension“, has already been produced and awaits release in February 2021. At the same time, Sandro Roy’s CV bears every resemblance to that of the story of the classical soloist: early-recognized talent, careful support from his parents, first-rate schooling (with Jens Ellermann, the teacher of Midori as well as Nigel Kennedy), prize-winner in important competitions (state-wide prize at Jugendmusiziert at age thirteen), and successful performances as a soloist (with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra and Münchner Rundfunkorchester). But Sandro Roy has also had another musical upbringing that has made him into a universal musician AND performer. He is a classical as well as a jazz musician, he has the art of improvisation at his disposal, he plays more than one instrument, and he composes. In the musical family where Sandro grew up, playing and learning classical music, jazz, or whatever genre was practiced as a matter of course. Sandro learned to recognize the different genres with their complexity in harmony, rhythm, style, and expression by ear in his early years, even before he could read or write. His musical role models are Yehudi Menuhin, Stephane Grappelli, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt and Michael Brecker.

 

David Gazarov piano


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From 1991 he lives in Munich (Germany). David Gazarov performed live and recorded with artists of the national and international scene, among others with Jonny Griffin (Sax), James Morrison (Trp./Sax/Trb.), Bill Goodwin (Dr.) , Alvin Queen (Dr.), Niels-Henning Ørsted-Petersen (b.), Martin Drew (Dr.), Roberta Gambarini (voc.), Jimmy Woode (b.), Karl-Heinz Steffens (Classical Clarinetist and Conductor) and many others.
David Gazarov gives guest appearances at a number of prestigious festivals and concert halls, both in jazz and at the borderline between jazz and classical, such as at the Jazz-Festival in Montreux (CH), Berliner Philharmonie, Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), Mozart Musik Festival in Würzburg  und Augsburg, Bach Festspiele in Leipzig, ASML Konzertsaal in Taipei, Jazz-Open in Stuttgart , Sala São Paulo (São Paulo), Semperoper Dresden, Wagner-Festspielen in Bayreuth, Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-HolsteinMusik Festival and many others. David Gazarov’s CD’s are published by: “Sony-Music”(Int.), “enja” (DE), “Tuxido Records N.Y.C.” (USA), “Tudor”(CH), “DENON” (Int.)…