Thursday, Aug 16, 8:15,
Murphy's Community Centre
Halifax’s Gypsophilia, two-time ECMA-winners, will bring their high energy gypsy jazz to the festival stage following a recent sold-out appearance with Symphony Nova Scotia.
Gypsophilia's music straddles the jazz and indie worlds. The band started in 2004 as a Django Reinhardt tribute, but soon found itself mixing gypsy jazz with klezmer, funk, classical music, indie rock, and bebop and composing original music. In recent years the band has become a formidable touring outfit, regularly crisscrossing the country and selling out shows with their mix of serious musicianship, humour and showmanship.
Gypsophilia are: Ross Burns (MC/guitar/percussion/vox), Matt Myer (trumpet/organ/percussion/vox), Alec Frith (guitar/percussion/vox), Adam Fine (double bass/vox), Nick Wilkinson (rhythm guitar/percussion/vox), and Sageev Oore (piano/synth/vox)
Frith, Myer and Burns all play with the roots-reggae band Verbal Warnin’; Myer is an ECMA and Juno winner with the Johnny Favorite Swing Orchestra; Fine plays regularly with klezmer outfit Der Heisser and improvising guitarist Jeff Torbert. Oore has been a featured soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia and a member of the Woodchoppers Association.