FAMOUS ACCORDION ORCHESTRA. The Famous Accordion Orchestra led by Bob Goldberg, bridges the traditional and the post-modern, performing Offenbach, Ellington, Copland, Paolo Conte, and Kraftwerk, Balkan, Klezmer, Basque, and Italian folk tunes, and original compositions. With bob goldberg, genevieve leloup, mark nathanson, melissa elledge, rachel swaner, accordions; greg burrows, percussion.
STEPHANE WREMBEL. The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live during the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.