Gonzalo Bergara Quartet - 9/12Wednesday, September 12 2012 6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest
WDCB 90.9 FM Welcomes
An Evening with The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
Argentinian jazz and gypsy swing guitar virtuoso with quartet.
“A blazing quartet” JazzTimes
“A masterpiece of a new kind of Gypsy Jazz” Vintage Guitar
“Editor’s Pick” Guitar Player
“Best Jazz Group of Los Angeles” LA Magazine
After touring extensively with the John Jorgenson Quintet, native Argentinian Gonzalo Bergara has emerged a guitar virtu- oso, forging a his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz. While heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, Bergara’s sound exists in a way that very little music does. He lavishes such care on every phrase... built each arrangement with such lapidary precision... and pared away anything extraneous, the music becomes sculpture. It has weight, density, gravity. This is serious. And deeply moving.
His “blazing Quartet” (JazzTimes) performs these meticulous arrangements on Gonzalo’s latest album, Simplicated (©2011), the anticipated follow-up to his widely-revered 2007 release Porteña Soledad, which was named an Editor’s Pick (Guitar Player Magazine) and “A Masterpiece” (Vintage Guitar Magazine).
Gonzalo began playing professionally at age 16 in Buenos Aires. By 17 he was already fronting his own blues trio on National Television. In 2000, at age 19, he arrived in America. Just 30 years old, Gonzolo has toured worldwide with John Jorgensen Quintet, as well as performed and recorded with hundreds of artists including Tim Hausser from Manhattan Transfer, Sylvie Vartan, Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, Howard Alden and more. His touring resume covers Croatia, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, England, Scotland and the U.S. with noteable appearances at Playboy Jazz Fest, Sweet and Hot Jazz Fest, The Montreal Jazz Fest, Django Reinhardt Fest (Germany), Suev Guitar Fest (Italy), Merle Fest, Strawberry Fest, most Django-style Fests in the US and countless more.