You’re invited to join in the Campfire Club! In time-honoured fashion we will gather around roaring blazes enveloped in music and entertainment. High spirits will be maintained with good ol’ sing-a-longs, storytelling, special guests and who knows what else. Every fire will be a unique event with a magic concoction of spontaneity, rare talents and the unknown, all drenched in the sepia tones of firelight and tinged with wooded aromas.
Lulo Reinhardt is, of course, the grand-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt. But the family’s musical ties run deeper than that for Lulo is also the nephew of the gypsy violin master Shnuckenack Reinhardt and comes from a lineage peppered throughout with highly talented musicians. Lulo represents one of the most unique voices in gypsy-jazz music today. His Latin Swing Project combines pure gypsy-swing music with elements of Latin music such as flamenco, tango, and bossa nova.
The Quartet comprises … Lulo Reinhardt: Germany (guitar), Andre Krengel (guitar), Uli Kramer: Germany (drums), Konstantin Weinstroer (violin)
” … Lulo is a fantastic musician, worthy of the Reinhardt name” (***** London Evening Standard review of Jazz Cafe gig, Dec 2010)
More on Lulo Reinhardt
The ‘Reinhardt name’ of course refers to Lulo’s world famous grand-uncle, Django, the great gypsy guitarist who, with violinist Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France, created an entirely new way of playing jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. Lulo was taught guitar by his father from age 5, and has developed the wonderful rhythmic and melodic music of this birthright by adding Latin swing and flamenco rhythms to create a unique and dynamic combination of musical styles and emotions.
Lulo Reinhardt is one of the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voices in Gypsy music today, he is from a long line of musicians; the great-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt and also the nephew of the gypsy violin master Shnuckenack Reinhardt. Lulo comes from a lineage peppered throughout with highly talented musicians. He first showed an interest during his formative years. By the age of five Lulo was already being handed down the guitar tradition through his father Bawo Reinhardt and has devoted his life to music ever since.
By the time he was 12, he was performing with his cousins in the Koblenz-based Mike Reinhardt sextet. Over the years, Lulo expanded his musical horizons as he delved into the music of other cultures. Today, Lulo continues to explore and perform a fusion of styles, including flamenco, Latin, and Brazilian jazz. He combines these with his own artistic stamp, and always with a nod to his Gypsy influences.
More on Andre Krengel
Andre Krengel, from Germany, is one of the leading guitarists in Europe. His first international gigs were in Spain and the south of France. He then went to the USA and toured with Leon Wilkinson and the new Lynnard Skynnard and jammed with musicians from the Miami latin and Cuban music-scenes. He has toured the compass around Europe. In 2005 he co-founded the prize winning band Sina Nossa (“Our Destiny”), a Portuguese fado & world-music fusion band (winners, World Creole Music Festival)
The German press call Andre “traveller between cultures” and “the guitar wizard with magic hands”since he can switch between styles and cultures without loosing his identity and unique style, such is his virtuosity and versatility, together with his sense of musical dynamics and soft sounds.
**Please Note: The concerts are all outside and all weather affairs thus full waterproofs are highly recommended and warm clothes. There is a wet weather contingency in the case of forecast rain only.
Glengall Wharf Garden
Tucked away from all the noise, based on a woodland ecosystem, Glengall Wharf is a community garden with a certain summerly charm.
64, Glengall Road, Peckham, SE15 6NF
We are at the eastern end of Burgess Park on the Surrey Canal Walk, about 15 minutes from Peckham town centre.
From Peckham, walk between the library and the Peckham Pulse (pool) and keep walking along the leafy Surrey Canal Walk. Continue under two bridges and eventually you’ll have the old wharf wall to your right. The garden is above that. Buses 63 / 363 to Trafalgar Avenue. Get off at the Waite St stop and walk back towards the Surrey Canal Walk. Buses Old Kent Road 21, 78, 53. 353, 172 stop 10 minutes walk from the garden up Glengall Road.
" ... Lulo is a fantastic musician, worthy of the Reinhardt name" (***** London Evening Standard review of Jazz Cafe gig, Dec 2010View Artist