The spirit of the legendary hot-jazz great Django Reinhardt lives on in Wrembel, one of the greatest guitar players alive!
Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, the home of Impressionism and Django Reinhardt, Wrembel first studied classical piano, at the age of four. “My entire classical training from ages 4 to 16 was about how to interpret,” he says. In his mid-teens, Wrembel discovered that he had an affinity for guitar. “I started practicing very intensely. When I discovered Django Reinhardt. I fell in love with the strong impressionist feel of his music.”
As he progressed as a player, Wrembel knew where he wanted to be in order to surround himself with expert, forward-thinking players. He enrolled in Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2000, graduated summa cum laude two years later, and moved to New York in 2003.
In addition to his recordings, Wrembel has dazzled audiences at major gatherings such as the High Sierra Music Festival, the Berkshire Mountain Festival, Whistler International Music Festival and many others. He has also created his own event, the annual "Django A Go-Go Festival," where he and others, influenced by Reinhardt, celebrate the Sinti guitar style.
“I just play my own 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 the rock music lover, or for the Django lover; it’s not only for the jazz lover. It’s for the music lover.”
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