Atlantic Highlands, NJ- Saturday, June 7th at 7:30pm, celebrate the start of summer with a very special concert presented by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council. Stéphane Wrembel, a French born guitarist and composer, is performing with his band in a private home in Atlantic Highlands. Stéphane is considered one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. This virtuoso guitarist studied classical piano from age four in Fontainebleau, France, and started the guitar at age 16 “to learn Pink Floyd songs, Led Zeppelin, old Genesis, and all that stuff...” He also spent 5 years learning the art of Django Reinhardt's technique with the gypsies themselves, in the gypsy campsites, perfecting his craft endlessly amongst them.
While attending the American School of Modern Music in Paris, Stéphane studied composition arranging, jazz and contemporary classical music. He was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, graduating summa cum laude in music performance.
He's been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone magazine.
He scored “Bistro Fada,” the theme song to Woody Allen's “Midnight in Paris,” which he performed live during the 2012 Academy Awards. Stéphane also composed the soundtrack music for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,”has issued several albums under his own name, toured the USA with David Grisman & Mark O’Connor, opened for Patti Smith and many other artists. In 2013, he and his band were part of the US Embassy Jazz Envoy program and played in Nigeria.
Stéphane and his band, Roy Williams, Kells Nollenberger and Nick Anderson, play weekly at Bistro Fada on Saturdays and at Barbès performance space on Sundays in Brooklyn. They are about to release their new album, “Dreamers of Dreams.” For more information on Stéphane, visit www.stephanewrembel.com.
Guests will not only enjoy fine music, but delicious refreshments and engaging conversation in an elegant home in Atlantic Highlands.
The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council's "Living Room Concert" series presents professional musicians in the intimate living rooms of private homes and of the Historical Society's Strauss Mansion. With fewer than 50 seats available for each concert, audience members have the opportunity to meet the musicians.
Tickets are only $25, and are available online at www.aharts.org.
The AHAC is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. For further information on the Arts Council, visit " href="http://aharts.org/">aharts.org.
This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.