Grammy award-winning, French Guitarist Stephane Wrembel stopped by KUVO’s The Morning Set ahead of his performances at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience to talk about his musical journey and play a few songs from his repertoire – Check it out below!

Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. This prolific musician, composer, educator, and musical director has released a steady stream of music since 2002 truly making his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.

Parisian guitar wizard Stephane Wrembel recently spoke with Guitar Player about the Guitarist whose musical essence inspires his own, Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt will always be Wrembel’s life’s blood. “Jazz guitar is Django,” he says. “He’s a different breed of musician. He created a new archetype. Django was a genius, one who knew without having to learn. We haven’t caught up yet with Django.”

Read the full article highlighting Wrembel’s career and his relationship to Gypsy Jazz music here.

And while Wrembel is now considered one of the preeminent master guitarists in the world specialized in the Django Reinhardt style, Wrembel revels in transcending and expanding. His music incorporates jazz, blues, classical, swing, flamenco, and rock. All of these influences come together as a genre identifiable only as Stephane Wrembel.

“I just play my music,” he says. “I like to believe that it is beyond any one genre and that there is something in it for everyone. It’s not only for Django lovers or jazz lovers. It’s for the music lover.”

Stephane Wrembel Gypsy Jazz is performing at Jazz Aspen Snowmass Experience at Felix Coffee on Thursday, June 20 — Saturday, June 22 — Tickets Here

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