The ANU School of Music is reaching out from behind brutalist concrete walls, to present FREE weekly lunch time concerts in the Pop-up Village venue. Every Tuesday from 12.30pm, we will present musicians from a range of musical styles and backgrounds: students, staff and Alumni from the School of Music but also talented musicians, producers and DJs, both students and staff from across the campus.
The last ANU Pop-up Village Venue Concert for the year will feature ANU staff member, anthropologist Sverre Molland, in The Gypsy Jazz Project!
The Gypsy Jazz Project is a Canberra based quartet playing Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django. Featuring Sverre Molland and Bruce Rose on Guitars, Ben Phillips on violin and Anthony Irving on Double Bass the Gypsy Jazz Project plays swinging Gypsy Jazz that will bring a smile to your dial and a get your feet tapping.
Django Reinhardt was a Belgian Sinto jazz guitarist and composer, one of the first prominent jazz musicians to be born in Europe, and one of the greatest guitar players of all time. He created an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot club' jazz or Gypsy Jazz), which has since become a living musical tradition.