It don’t mean a thing without latin swing

Lulo Reinhardt.
Lulo Reinhardt.

One of Europe’s finest gypsy guitarists and his band will host a master class on Latin swing followed by an evening performance this Sunday (October 19).

Lulo Reinhardt is one of the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voices in gypsy music today.

As the great-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt and also the nephew of the gypsy violin master Shnuckenack Reinhardt, Lulo comes from a lineage peppered with highly talented musicians.

By the age of five, Lulo was already being handed down the guitar tradition through his father Bawo Reinhardt and has devoted his life to music ever since.

By the time he was 12, he was performing with his cousins in the Koblenz-based Mike Reinhardt sextet.

The Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project has toured Australia, China, Japan, France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Bucharest, Morocco and in and around their home base in Germany. Lulo also performed as a soloist with the International Guitar Night quartet in 2009 and 2012 The Latin Swing Project headlined the inaugural USA tour titled In The Footsteps of Django, a multi-artist Gypsy Jazz show.

Lulo performs a fusion of styles, including flamenco, Latin, and Brazilian jazz. The evening performance at The Platform in Morecambe starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12.50 and are available online at www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform-tickets and from the Visitor Information Centres at the Platform buildings in Morecambe and the Storey in Lancaster. You can also buy tickets from the box office on 01524 582803.

The master class takes place at 3.30pm and costs £10 per participant. There is a maximum of 12 participants for the event so early booking is advised.