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Paulus Schäfer Quartet @ Django Fest North West / Whidbey’s Island – USA
September 23 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Paulus Schäfer Quartet, featuring DFNW favorites and world class musicians Tim Kliphuis, Jimmy Grant, & Simon Planting
Regarded as Gypsy Jazz royalty, Paulus Schäfer is known globally as one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation. The Dutch Sinti Gypsy is one of a small handful of contemporary world class guitarists bringing the musical style first played by his forefather, the great Django Reinhardt to the international jazz stage. Simply put, Paulus is a true master currently defining the modern sound of gypsy jazz, expect to be blown away by his staggering virtuosity and beautifully lyrical guitar playing, a must for lovers of real acoustic music.
Award-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis has created a brand new style that embraces classical, gypsy jazz and folk. Hailed as a ‘current-day improvising Paganini’, his inclusive and innovative approach to music has united audiences and is influencing a new generation of string players.