Le QuecumBar presents:

From Holland: Duved Dunayevsky Project

Le QuecumBar, London, GB

£10 in advance and £12 cash on the door
Entry Requirements: 18+

"Recently installed in the city of lights, Dunayevsky brings the mystery and passion of Israel to the well worn repertoire of 1920s and 30s guitar music. First stop on the journey is, as for so many young Parisians, Django Reinhardt, but we quickly find that this well runs much deeper. Notably, Dunayevsky has found that ability so rare, to compose brand new themes reflecting the great songwriting traditions of the American century. There is something in these that one finds as adaptable as the classics, lending themselves to arrangements both for his 'hot combos' and his ten piece orchestra"

"And they will play Honeysuckle Rose"

Duved Dunayevsky is an emerging artist whose “voice” is clearly his own, and yet strikingly reminiscent of Django Reinhardt’s. Born in Israel and largely self taught, Duved spent his teens playing jazz fusion with a special focus on the work of John Scofield. He knew of Bireli Lagrene back then, but only through Birel's work with Jaco Pastorius. After discovering Django’s music Duved dedicated himself completely to it. Along the way he has garnered a reputation for his remarkable ability to channel “that sound” loved by Django fans and sought by students of the style. In 2015 he received a visa of “Talent and Competence” from the French government and moved to Paris where he formed Duved‘s Hot Five, which captures the sound and feel of the original Quintette du Hot Club de France. Another project of his is Duved’s Pre-Bop Orchestre, a band of ten musicians playing original compositions influenced by swing and classical music.

Leigh Barker Double Bassist Leigh Barker has been leading bands since he was a teenager. He formed his first Jazz band in 2002, and it briefly toured under the name of ‘Libido Buddha’. In 2005 Leigh formed a trio that played weekly in Melbourne. This trio was called ‘The Sheiks’. In 2011 the band ‘Leigh Barker and the New Sheiks’ won an ‘Australian Jazz Bell Award’ for the CD also titled ‘The New Sheiks’, and subsequently have had sell out tours and recorded four albums(‘The Sales Tax’ – 2012, ‘Australiana’ – 2013, ‘Flow Like Wine’ - 2014). Currently Leigh is living in Paris and playing with Duved's Pre-Bop Orchestra amongst other projects.

Joanna Gardner was born in Oxford and followed a mainly classical music education, including being a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 1997-1998. She also took part in musical theatre productions, enjoying the fun of showtime and those catchy tunes. After a change of direction and a stint of teaching Joanna fled London to the sunny climes of Southern Spain. Here for the first time she heard Django and Grappelli's infectious swing music, and joined her first swing band: Cheek to Chicas. Unstoppable enthusiasm for the Hot Club sound has led Joanna to settle in Holland. She has studied with both Tim Kliphuis and Tcha Limberger, and in 2016 recorded a CD and toured in the UK with Stefan Koppenaal and the Slow Swing Movement. She gigs in Amsterdam, teaches at Grappelli-Django camp and enjoys living near so many inspiring hot club musicians.

Nick Sansone is a Vermonter who has been forming hot club bands from San Fransisco to Andalucia for the last couple of decades. On hearing the CD 'The Art of Django' Nick was captivated and began to study Django's style. He has an affinity for the Dutch/Sinti guitarists keeping Django's legacy alive and after playing with 'Kazango Jazz' in California, flew to Europe to study with Fapy Lafertin. Since then he has formed the Hot Cotton Club in Granada, Spain, which toured through Europe 2010/11. He and Joanna played with Queen City Hot Club in Burlington VT before jumping back to Holland to continue the musical adventure. Nick teaches at Grappelli-Django camp in Holland and has written an introductory book on gypsy swing improvisation.