Sebastien Giniaux Quartet at Revolution Cafe tonight

While it’s more popular than ever, Gypsy Jazz is still somewhat of a novelty in the US, mostly enclosed within a festival circuit and core group of acoustic guitar nerds (myself included). In Paris, however, “Jazz Manouche” is a part of the culture. Guitarist Django Reinhardt was one of the very first international European jazz stars, and is highly revered by all generations of French musicians to this day.

Sebastien Giniaux is one of the greatest young guitarists in this style in Paris, and therefore probably one of the best in the world. I’d be hard pressed to think of any world-class guitarist of any style that wouldn’t be blown away by his virtuosic technique and endless improvisational ideas. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform an intimate house concert on Sunday, and he was incredible.

Tonight Seb plays at Revolution Cafe with his quartet from 8:30pm-11:30pm. If you want to see something amazing, stop by, even if it’s just for a couple of tunes.

Here’s a clip of Sebastien (left) playing with another amazing French player, Adrien Moignard:


Author: Vic Wong

I own a sword. I like to write. I am a software engineer for pandora.com. I am a gypsy jazz guitarist.

8 thoughts on “Sebastien Giniaux Quartet at Revolution Cafe tonight”

    1. I didn’t know the crazy dude who did the front flip at some point, but the other two were Jandi Kim and Chris Lee. Chris is local. Jandi is visiting from Korea.

  1. Finally getting around to saying thanks for posting this! Had to cut out early to catch a red-eye, but was amazing from what I saw. Hope to have the opportunity to see them again someday!

  2. Whoah – Sebastien Giniaux was unbelievable! Quite a performance. Sorry to miss Panique, but I’ll catch ’em next time.
    Vic: Do you know the names of the other musicians involved? I recognized Guillame Singer on violin, but not the other guys (bass & guitar). They was awesome, tho.

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