The style of music pioneered by Django Reinhardt and his partners
known as Gypsy Jazz is truly exhilarating with its infectious, swinging rhythms.
With guitar replacing drums, the size and volume of the group are greatly
reduced while still keeping the same driving force.
C'est la musique de bon temps!
• MARCH 9, Saturday, 7:30 • Wooden Hall Concert • Alhecama Theatre • 215 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805-966-1279
• MAY 18, Saturday, 5:30-9:30 pm • Santa Barbara Choral Society Gala • Rockwood Woman's Club, Santa Barbara, CA
• JUlY 21, Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm • Camarillo Public Library • 4101 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo, CA, 805-388-5222
• AUGUST 11, Sunday, 6:00-7:00 pm • Jazz Vespers @ Northridge UMC • 9650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA, 818-886-1555
• AUGUST 13, Tuesday, 7:30-9:15 pm • Bogies • 32001 Agoura Rd., Westlake Village, CA, 818-879-2394
• NOVEMBER 17, Sunday, 2:00-4:00 pm • Private House Concert in Westlake Village, CA
• DECEMBER 31, Tuesday, 9:00-12:00 pm • NYE at Westlake Village Inn • 32001 Agoura Rd., Westlake Village, CA, 818-879-2394
...some selected performances by The Idiomatiques:
From Our Debut CD & Video
We were excited to release our first album to the world in the hope that everyone could enjoy the rich tradition of Gypsy Jazz as we do. We also had a ball writing new GJ compositions to add to the oeuvre. Here's our hot video of a super-swinging original!
by Craig Sharmat
"Out On The Town" Promo Video
Playing, talking and joking about the new album, how the group got its name,
why dogs are important to show on camera, and what the heck "abstruse" means.
All this while one of the original compositions from the CD keeps the mood swinging.
by Brian Mann
by Django Reinhardt
In The Studio...
We enjoy mixing up these historic GJ standards along with our originals.
This is our usual rehearsal and recording space where we are most
comfortable and have made some of our best music.
We wish you could all come visit us here in Santa Barbara!
11 weeks in Billboard Top 30!
We are thrilled to become the first Gypsy Jazz band ever to land a spot in the prestigious Billboard Contemporary Jazz Top 30.
Check out this ultra-hip Gypsy Funk piece penned by Craig.
"C'est La Vie"
by Craig Sharmat