The gypsies swing into town
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Occidental Gypsy
Occidental Gypsy
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PUTNEY- Twilight Music continues its 11th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues, and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, August 11, at 5:30 pm with Berklee College of Music-trained, acoustic gypsy jazz, swing, pop quintet Occidental Gypsy.

Occidental Gypsy is pioneering the sound of gypsy pop, with its mélange of uptempo, high-energy rhythms of gypsy swing/jazz, melded with the catchy melodic hooks of contemporary American music.

The band was originally formed by brothers Brett and Jeff Feldman as a straight-ahead gypsy jazz quartet. With the release of its CD “Over Here” and the addition of new members, the band has developed a far more diverse, sophisticated, and eclectic sound. The group is fronted by singer and rhythm guitarist Scott Kulman, and includes the Feldmans on lead guitar and bass, plus violinist Jakub Trasak from the Czech Republic, and percussionist Francisco Vielma from Venezuela.

All concerts begin at 5:30 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information visit www.occidentalgypsy.com and www.twilightmusic.org.
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