My name is Dario Napoli, jazz and gypsy jazz guitarist from Italy.
About my project:
DARIO NAPOLI MODERN MANOUCHE PROJECT
Although sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt is the main inspiration behind the trio, in his Modern Manouche Project, Dario Napoli looks to include more contemporary influences in his version of gypsy swing, introducing elements of more modern musical styles such as bebop, funk and modern jazz. The result is an unpredictable and exuberant sound, which steals from various musical eras leading you you through a rich and vibrant sonic experience, without ever totally abandoning the gypsy imprint of Django.
Dario is quickly making a name for himself in the world of gypsy jazz, releasing in 2017 a 3rd solo CD, "My Favorite Spot", positively reviewed on djangostation.com and he has performed at several well-known festivals as Samois sur Seine Django Festival, Eddie Lang Jazzfest, Django in June, Pennabilli Django Fest, Petralia Djangofestival, Trasimeno Blues, Cloughtoberfest, Django sur Lennon, etc. Dario has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the genre, including Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Wawau Adler, Sebastian Giniaux, Tcha Limberger, Adrien Moignard, Gonzalo Bergara, and Robin Nolan. Aside from performing and composing, Dario's instructional material is regularly featured in Gypsy Jazz Secrets Magazine.
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