DARIO NAPOLI (IT)

Although sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt is the main inspiration behind the Modern Manouche Project, Sicilian-born and Milan-based bandleader & guitarist Dario Napoli includes elements of more modern musical styles such as bebop, funk and modern jazz in his version of gypsy swing, which has been featured at some of the most prestigious gypsy jazz festivals (Django in June, Cloughtoberfest, Django sur Lennon, March Manouche) as well as Eddie Lang Jazzfest, Pisa Jazz, Valdarno Jazz, Trasimeno Blues, etc.
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.
You can reach Dario via his website: www.darionapoli.com

PRESS

“Dario combines sound, elegance, virtuosity without excess and the fun of playing” – Francis Couvreaux, djangostation.com (France)

PRESS

“Napoli plays lead guitar with both the requisite skill and inventiveness required of the genre; he can hold his own with Stochelo Rosenberg, Fapy Lafertin and other contemporary gypsy jazz masters” – Patrick Ragains, minor7th.com (U.S.)

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Gig Highlights

Django in June, Cloughtoberfest, Django sur Lennon, March Manouche, Eddie Lang Jazzfest, Pisa Jazz, Valdarno Jazz, Trasimeno Blues…