European Jazz Cafe featuring The Greg Ruby Quartet
We’re bringing a little bit of Paris to Winchester. Join us for a swingin’ Sunday afternoon where Bright Box becomes a French bistro bustling with the hot jazz sounds of award-winning guitarist Greg Ruby and an all-star lineup of talent. Enjoy the European atmosphere with special French-inspired menu items and signature drinks.
“Greg Ruby charted a course years ago into the world of gypsy Django Reinhardt’s musing, made it his own and has assembled a great musical force to assist with his collection of original tunes.”
– Christopher Anderson, Victory Review
Born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Greg Ruby followed his creative instincts to the string jazz of Django Reinhardt. Eventually settling in Seattle, WA to attend Cornish College of the Arts, Greg found himself at the core of the Pacific Northwest’s emerging Gypsy jazz scene.
As co-founder of Hot Club Sandwich, he continued to hone his skills and in 2002 was recruited by the renowned group, Pearl Django. Within the year, Greg found himself onstage at the famed Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois sur seine, France.
After five years of touring, nationally and internationally with Pearl Django, Greg departed from his tenure, but his crisp rhythm guitar, thoughtful compositions, arrangements and artful melodic work can still be heard on three of the band’s recordings; Under Paris Skies, Swing 48, and Chasing Shadows.
Over the years, Greg has performed with jazz guitar greats such as Howard Alden, Frank Vignola, Robin Nolan, and Patrick Saussois and has accompanied legendary mandolinists David Grisman and Don Steirnberg.
ROUNDING OUT THE ALL-STAR QUARTET…Steve Rice (The Steve Rice Quintet) on accordion Dwayne Brooke (The Woodshedders) on guitar Dave Hurt (Drymill Road) on bass
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
$10 ADV | $15 DOORPresented by Dancing Beagle Events
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