Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest workshops
– Saturday Sept. 13, 2014  – noon – 2pm
five separate workshops with;
Joscho Stephan – guitar –   Using a standard repertoire of classical Django tunes he will explain in detail the technique aand style oft he Gypsy Guitar.The techniques of the right
and left hand are presented and explained in detail.

Olli Soikkeli – guitar- … “combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul …
among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”
– Wall Street Journal

Alfonso Ponticelli, guitar –  – Learn the secrets the pros use to memorize songs faster without sheet music. We will play with some traditional Sinti Gypsy songs, learn fun ways to enjoy your own guitar time and take home at least five or ten new songs. Or your money back:) Bring your tape recorders, steel or nylon guitars.

Jack Soref – guitar – teaching a beginner level intro to Gypsy Jazz course – veteran of MGSF workshops and Django in June

Jason Anick – violin – “Jason Anick is a rising star in the world of jazz violin”
-Downbeat Magazine

Steve Gibons – violin –  in addition to the usual gypsy jazz stuff,  middle eastern and
balkan knowledge – offering instruction in violin technique, jazz violin improvisation and world music.


Price for each workshop is $40 – bad news is they are all/each scheduled for Sat. 9/13 noon to 2pm.
good news is you can also get a private lesson – I will connect you (sims@wail.com) with your teacher
of choice (or you can reach out on your own) and you can set it up
with said teacher. – private lessons are separate and different from the workshops. Claro?