Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt, The Barrett Brothers bring their own energetic and infectious take on Gypsy Jazz. They tackle the intricacies of the genre’s jaw-dropping techniques and pace with apparent ease.
Their repertoire spans a wealth of Reinhardt greats, including Nuàges, Minor Swing and Dark Eyes (brought to a wider consciousness more recently by Johnny Depp in the film Chocolat) to Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo á la Turk and Paul Desmond’s Take 5. Alongside original compositions, such as the bossa nova Millie Bug, works by J.S. Bach and The Beatles are also given a Gypsy twist.
Audiences can sit back, relax and enjoy the brothers perform or get up and dance to the toe-tapping, energetic rhythms of bebop, swing, Latin, waltz and tango-infused jazz.
The Barrett Brothers play The Mall, Sutton Coldfield at 12:30pm and Le Truc at 9pm on Friday 5th