Tuesday, May 10, hop on the gypsy jazz express, and embark on a virtuoso journey through Paris and Buenos Aires with the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation.
The first half of the evening features original works influenced by Bergara’snative Argentina, the second half features a modern variant of the sound, style, and spirit of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France.
“Bergara and friends expand the definition of this music through unconventional harmonies and sharp instrumental attacks,” wrote Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. The Tower Theatre Foundation’s Executive Director, Ray Solley, states, “I’ve wanted to bring Gonzalo’s blazing skills to Bend ever since I first heard him three years ago. His lightning-fast arpeggios, hitting individual notes in a chord instead of just strumming the chord itself, hypnotizes your eyes. Prepare yourself for a night of ‘wow.’”