The Gonzalo Bergara Quintet

'Django meets Astor Piazolla'

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Last Show: Thursday 15 th November 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

European audiences are set to be thrilled this autumn, as Argentinian guitar virtuoso Gonzalo Bergara hits our shores with his unique concept show - 'Django Meets Piazzolla'. Two musical styles, two cultures, and two different ways of expressing music.
This passionate and explosive musical experience takes the Hot Club Gypsy Jazz sound of the legendary Django Reinhardt and fuses it with the harmonic legacy of renowned Argentinian Nuevo Tango Composer Astor Piazzolla.

"A Blazing Quartet..." - JAZZ TIMES

"Best Jazz Group Of Los Angeles" - ​ LA MAGAZINE

Original compositions and new arrangement Interpreted by the lightening-fast hands of Gonzalo Bergara the result is a truly original and intense musical style. Gonzalo Bergara is one of Argentina’s most renowned virtuoso lead guitarists and composers. He has emerged in the last ten years as a significant talent, merging the passionate sounds of his home country with the gypsy swing of 1930s Paris. Harmonically unique and artistically breathtaking, his music has already taken Argentina and USA by storm, and is set to do the same in Europe.

For this unique tour celebrating the music of Django and Piazzolla, Gonzalo Bergara will be joined by three of some of the most sought after and accomplished jazz talents in the UK: Andrea Todesco - rhythm guitar, Matt Holborn - on violin, Pete Thomas - double bass, and his brother Maki Bergara - cajon. Taking in several venues over four countries, each night of the tour will be a unique experience, due to the spontaneous style of the music, rich with improvisation, energy and passion. This is a show not to be missed!

Gonzalo Bergara (lead guitar)

Andrea Todesco (rhythm guitar)

Pete Thomas (double bass)

Matt Holborn (violin)

Maki Bergara (cajon)