John Jorgenson Quintet at Harvester Performance Center
450 Franklin St
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
John Jorgenson Quintet creates a unique musical experience that equally enthralls the most discerning and the casual music fan. The ensemble was originally formed in 2004 for the release of “Franco-American Swing”.
The group’s style has been called “Gypsy Jazz” after the dynamic string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris, but Jorgenson’s compositions draw in elements from Latin, Romanian, Classical, Rock and Greek music, so “21st Century World Music” is perhaps a more apt description.
The John Jorgenson Quintet is the only American act to ever headline the prestigious Django Reinhardt Memorial Festival in France, and has been featured at other “Djangofests” in the US, UK, Germany and Canada.
Jorgenson Quintet Band:
Jason Anick is a prodigious jazz violinist.
Max O’Rourke is a composer, arranger, and jazz guitarist.
Simon Planting is a dutch bassist.
Rick Reed is a veteran percussionist.
For tickets and more information visit: www.harvester-music.com or 540-GUITARS (484-8277).