JazzFest goes gypsy

JazzFest goes gypsy

  • Jun. 29, 2011 10:00 a.m.
Halifax's Gypsophilia is bringing their brand of gypsy jazz to the TD Victoria International JazzFest.

Halifax's Gypsophilia is bringing their brand of gypsy jazz to the TD Victoria International JazzFest.

Gypsophilia, Halifax’s septet of gypsy-jazz musicians, came together in 2004 because of their love of Django Reinhardt. It wasn’t long before they started adding elements of tango, klezmer, funk, New Orleans jazz, indie rock and bebop into the mix, creating a unique sound that is a complex crossbreed of those genres.

This acoustic instrumental gypsy jazz band is embarking on a cross-Canada jazz festival tour, stopping in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Victoria and Vancouver promoting their latest album, Constallation, which they recorded in Montreal with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Stars). Check out Gypsophilia as part of the 27th TD Victoria International JazzFest at the Victoria Event Centre, Saturday, July 2 at 9:30 p.m. M

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