Live Review: Jonny Hepbir/Sara Oschlag Quartet at The Verdict

Jonny Hepbir/Sara Oschlag Quartet

The Verdict, Brighton

Saturday 7th December 2013

 

    Launching not just one, but two CDs of music, this was an evening of great gypsy jazz with driving rhythm guitar, soft and delicate vocals and expressive soloing.

    Celebrating the launch with a glass of Ricard each, the group recreated the joy and energy of the classic gypsy jazz style.

    The Jonny Hepbir Trio CD La Pompe & Circumstance is a collection of gypsy jazz classics with some bebop thrown in. The quartet CD, Get Rich Or Die Swingin’, features the same group with the added vocals of Sara Oschlag.

    Finishing with Take The A Train, and ending on those impressive high notes, this was a fun and enjoyable evening for both the musicians and the audience.

 

Charlie Anderson

 

Sara Oschlag, vocals; Jonny Hepbir, guitar; Jason Henson, guitar; Dan Sheppard, double bass.