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The Gypsy Swing Trio is composed of Thomas Kretzschmar, Javi Callén and Jean-Pierre Bailly.
At the age of twenty, settled in Montpellier, Thomas Kretzschmar discovered Manouche jazz when he met guitarist Steeve Laffont. Since then, he has dedicated himself to the manouche jazz violin perpetuating the great tradition of maestro Stéphane Grappelli. Thomas has recorded or shared the stage with all the best representatives of the so-called "jazz manouche": Dorado Schmitt, Tchavolo Schmitt, Stochelo Rosenberg or also Biréli Lagrène. He has now been based in Zaragoza, Spain, for some time, where he has set up his own project, Thomas Kretzschmar 4tet, with which he recorded his album "Homenaje a Grappelli".
Javi Callén is a benchmark for double bass in Spain and jazz in general. He holds the Higher Degree in Music in the specialty of Jazz (Electric Bass) through the Superior Conservatory of Navarra. He has played with countless jazz groups and bands of all styles. He has created in Zaragoza the famous "jam sessions" of the Vault as well as that of the Dome. He has accompanied renowned musicians such as Alberto Arteta, Miguel Rodríguez, Marcos Sánchez or Jorge Abadías.
Jean-Pierre Bailly, a French guitarist based in Zaragoza for more than twenty years, has his own Franco-Spanish group of swing song and more styles called Gancho Drom, in which Javi Callén and Thomas Kretzschmar are officiated. Self-taught, he has had an eclectic training ranging from classical guitar, folk picking, jazz rock to flamenco guitar, before focusing on the Manouche jazz guitar. He is a guitar teacher at the School of Theater of the Corners.
Start Time : 20:00
Country : Spain
Venue : French Institute of Zaragoza
Address : Paseo Sagasta, 7, 50008 Zaragoza