A French-born gypsy jazz guitarist, Stephane Wrembel is a standout in the contemporary jazz scene, with his brilliant musicianship and lively, soulful style. Well-known among gypsy jazz enthusiasts, Wrembel is a veteran of the spotlight, including a performance at the 2012 Academy Awards and work on the scores for the Woody Allen films Midnight In Paris and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. A student of tradition, Wrembel also thrives on moving sounds and styles forward and is influenced by world music of all styles.
INFO: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $22/adv, $27/door. 427-2227. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.