Daisy Castro returns to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival! Get ready to tap your toe to ebullient gypsy jazz fare like “Rhythmes Gitans” and Django Reinhardt’s “Swing 48” as well as Duke Ellington’s “Caravan.” Iron Pier Craft House, Friday, April 21 at 9 pm and 11 pm; Carney’s Other Room, Saturday, April 22 at 3:30 and 5pm; Sunday, April 23
An outstanding interpreter of early European Jazz of the 1930’s and 40’s, in the style of Django Reinhardt’s Quintette du Hot Club de France, Daisy
Castro has emerged as a revitalizing force for the genre, stunning first time audience members, and continuing to enthrall even those that have seen
her perform many times before. Her dynamic playing channels some of the early greats, while adding a modern edge to the Jazz Manouche tradition.
If you close your eyes, you’ll find it hard to believe that such passion can be produced by a musician so young. It will make you believe in reincarnation,and give you a fresh view on what lies ahead in the progression of Django’s legacy.
Daisy has been an active member of the “Gypsy Jazz” community both in the United States and in Europe since she was 14 years old. She has played
on stages on both continents with all of the masters. Now 20, and with three recordings of this style under her belt, she has earned the respect of
said masters and their knowledgeable audiences, which is no small feat in this traditionally male dominated genre. Completing her quartet for this CD Release tour are guitarists, Quinn Bachand and Max O’Rourke, and bassist Greg Loughman, who each have their own long lists of accomplishments, awards, and international touring experience. They will be promoting Daisy’s new project, World On Fire.
While still rooted in the same style as her earlier recordings, Gypsy Moth(2010) and Déviation(2013), this one reaches even further around the globe for it’s influences. Encompassing everything from Django compositions to Salsa to traditional Turkish music, it opens up a whole new world of exploration for these fantastic young musicians. The energy created when they come together is quite impressive. It is always a treat for audiences to see this kind of dedication to musical discovery manifest onstage. They are all happy to be among the new generation of players
helping to bring this beautiful music from the past into the future.