Big Apple by way of France's Stephane Wrembel clearly sits at the foot of the Django throne. But this simply amazing guitarist is more than a mere gypsy acolyte. I call what he does djazz. And there are rock demons in his head, demons that don't necessarily rise up but rather stir the man from within to create music that is both timelessly romantic and beautiful. You may have caught Wrembel's music in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," or you may have caught him at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest and a few other visits he's graced us with. If not, you may want to catch him now.
FRANK DE BLASE