French inspired gypsy jazz coming to the Playhouse

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Quebec string quartet Christine Tassan et les Imposteures will bring a touch of Django-esque swing to the Playhouse for a special pay-what-you-will performance, November 30.

A string quartet with guitars, fiddle and bass? 

A string quartet with guitars, fiddle and bass playing gypsy swing? 

A string quartet with guitars, fiddle and bass playing gypsy swing at pay-what-you-wish pricing?

Yes, yes and yes. 

The Quebec-based ensemble Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have been interpreting the infectious energy of gypsy jazz and swing for the past 15 years. To create their latest show, inspired by the story of a chance encounter between Quebec singer-songwriter Félix Leclerc and Romani gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt in Paris’s Latin Quarter, the group asked themselves, “what if the two men had gone on to make music together?” What results is a string quartet drawing inspiration from one artist’s poetry and the other’s swing to weave a rich new musical universe that also includes songs by George Gershwin, Louis Prima and others interpreted through a Django-esque lens.

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures | November 30 | Fredericton Playhouse | Pay-What-You-Will

Tickets for Pay What You Will performances at the Fredericton Playhouse must still be reserved by calling the box office or visiting in person. 

Photo by Randy Cole. 

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