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Event Archive - Gypsophilia

One of Halifax’s greatest exports is Gypsophilia, an award-winning sextet who start with the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and then add elements of tango, klezmer, funk, indie rock, New Orleans, and bebop. The group built a cult following of dance-lovers by throwing wild 1930s themed concerts in Nova Scotia. Now they have won four East Coast Music Awards and are selling out shows all over Canada and the U.S. This will be the fifth appearance for these JazzFest favourites. Gina Burgess violin, Alec Frith (guitar/percussion), Matt Myer (trumpet/keyboards), Nick Wilkinson (guitar), Adam Fine (bass), and Ross Burns (guitar/percussion).

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Gypsophilia

Halifax-based Gypsophilia was initially inspired by the music of French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, but soon found its own distinctive sound through unique and original compositions and the melding of the band members varied backgrounds and influences including klezmer, funk, classical music, indie rock, hard bob and post bop. The result is an... more info