Monday 24th July 2017
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rummers Wine Bar
Aberystwyth SY23 1QD
The ever popular Jean Louis Raimbaud, band leader and founder of the Aberystwyth Gypsy Swing Band ‘CHOCOLAT’, will be opening our week of FREE music at Rummers Wine Bar. Jean Louis will be performing with Hot Club Dimanche playing gypsy-jazz tunes with his long-time collaborator, multi-instrumentalist ‘Pixy’ Tom along with other friends.
Raimbaud comes from Angers, in the Loire area of France. He got the bug for Gypsy Jazz when one of his former guitar teachers taught him part of the tune ‘Minor Swing’ by Reinhardt and Grappelli. In his twenties, Jean-Louis spent most week-ends travelling from Angers up to Montmartre in Paris, never wanting to miss the amazing Gypsy guitar duo Maurice Ferret and Joseph Pouville. The duo would hang a ‘washing line’ by the stage, giving people the chance to pin up requests for favourites. Jean-Louis has been in Aberystwyth now for 20 years. In that time he has tried many different styles of jazz, but has always come back the ‘Music of Montmartre’.