Stephane Wrembel

Virtuoso guitarist Stephane Wrembel will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center.

WELLSVILLE — Stephane Wrembel will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center.

Advance tickets are $18 ($20 at door) and may be purchased online at WellsvilleCreativeArtsCenter.com or at the Arts Center Coffee House.  

Organizers described Wrembel — who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside — as “quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world.”

The virtuoso guitarist has released a steady stream of music since 2006. Wrembel is widely known for “Bistro Fada,” the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar-winning film and Grammy Award-winning soundtrack, “Midnight In Paris.”  

Born in Paris and educated at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Wrembel has lived in the New York City area for the past 20 years. He has toured around the world, and is very active on the musical scene in many countries including the USA, Canada, France, Israel and India.

Recently, Wrembel has performed as a headliner at the legendary Carnegie Hall and at The Town Hall in New York as well as at the Festival Django Reinhardt in France. Wrembel has also headlined at Lincoln Center, played major festivals, recorded with mandolin legend David Grisman, toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor, and shared stages with a long list of world renowned musicians.

In 2017, Wrembel produced and headlined his Django a Gogo concert held at Carnegie Hall in New York. The event received rave reviews and included guitar masters Al Di Meola, Larry Keel, Stochelo Rosenberg and other gifted musicians all celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt. In 2018, Django a Gogo was held at The Town Hall in New York. The show included many European masters of Jazz Manouche and featured bluegrass legend Sam Bush.

Wrembel released “The Django Experiment III” on his own Water Is Life Record label on Jan. 23, marking the 108th anniversary of the birth of Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. On the album, Wrembel is accompanied by long-time collaborators Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums) and special guest Nick Driscoll on saxophone and clarinet.

For more information, visit the website or call (585) 593-3000.

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