London Django Collective

Rome Sessions

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Last Show: Thursday 29 th February 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The London Django Collective is a project born to create a place for musicians in London influenced by the musical legacy of the great Django Reinhardt. Join us for a special concert celebrating some of Django’s most interesting recordings, taking place in Rome at the end of the 1940s. These were some of the last recorded moments with his longtime musical partner Stephane Grappelli and in a lineup not often recreated in the “Gypsy Jazz” world featuring piano, bass and drums rather than rhythm guitar. For this unique celebration, LDC invites special guest Italian guitarist Giangiacomo Rosso to help LDC founder Harry Diplock fill the shoes of Django. Giangiacomo is a phenomenal guitarist based in Turin, a band leader in his own right  having just released his first CD with clarinet superstar Giacomo Smith. 

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LDC also invites the up and coming Scottish pianist Fraser Urquhart and the London based swing drummer Joe Dessauer to complete the line up alongside LDC violinist Matt Holborn and bassist Pete Thomas.

Band Line Up

Matt Holborn (violin)

Harry Diplock (guitar)

Giangiacomo Rosso (guitar)

Fraser Urquhart (piano)

Pete Thomas (double bass)

Joes Dessauer (drums)