Thu 4 May | 8pm | Tickets £12 (£10) | Hexagon | All ages
Remi Harris is an exciting young guitarist from the UK who's unique style blends elements from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Hip Hop and World Music. Primarily self taught with the help of his Dad's guitar magazines and records, Remi started playing at the age of 7, initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s such as Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Jimmy Page. In his late teens he developed an interest in jazz music, in particular artists such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz. Since then he has been growing a reputation for blending all of his influences into his own individual style of playing. He has toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.
With a lineup of Remi on acoustic and electric guitars accompanied by a hot club rhythm section of guitar and double bass, the Remi Harris Project take Gypsy Swing characteristics and infuse them with influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Funk, World Music and more. The show includes solo, duet and trio playing interspersed with Remi's commentary and includes original compositions as well as new arrangements of repertoire from Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and Peter Green to name a few. In 2015 they were awarded 1st runner up in the British Jazz Awards in the Small Group category.
"incredible guitarist... I'm absolutely blown away by his talent"
"Remi Harris is one of the most exciting young guitarists in the Gypsy Jazz world"
"a tremendously gifted young player”
"an incredible display of melodic improvisation"
"remarkable, genre-defying take on gypsy jazz guitar..."
"Far from being a slavish acolyte of Django's holy order, his choice of repertoire and diverse influences bring something genuinely fresh to the genre..."
"The standard of playing is stunning" ★★★★★
"Ridiculous is about the only adjective that seems to fit Remi Harris' stupendous acoustic playing"