Tuesday Sessions – Jonny Hepbir
18th July 2017
20:00 to 22:00
In the UK, Jonny is regarded as one of the few authentic players on the British Gypsy jazz scene. His background has seen years of experience playing amongst some of the top Gypsy guitarists in the world including Bireli Lagrene, Lulu Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Feigeli Prisor and jazz guitarists Mundel Lowe, Martin Taylor and John Etheridge amongst others.
In 2002 Jonny signed a record deal with USA label ‘Refined Records’ and released an album of originals called ‘Turkish Blend’ featuring renowned guitarist Robin Nolan. In 2004, GUITAR magazine referred to Jonny as ‘..the English virtuoso’ .
Over the last 25 years Jonny has played throughout the UK and abroad, including private performances for Sir Paul McCartney, Roman Abramovich, Sir Terence Conran, Paul Merton and Kool & The Gang. Other recent hi-profile appearances include the Django Reinhardt Festival Samois Sur Seine in France 2013, Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 2013 and The Love Supreme Jazz Festival in Sussex 2015.
Audiences can expect to hear a vibrant mix of Gypsy swing, cool jazz and funky latin.