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Don Vappie and Jazz Creole are a quartet led by Don Vappie, the award-winning Créole banjoist/vocalist; considered as one of the best banjoists New Orleans has ever produced.
Vappie is joined by David Horniblow on clarinet – a big figure on the European stage and frontman of UK band The Dime Notes, Dave Kelbie on rhythm guitar – a prominent accompanist to many of the world’s leading jazz soloists and founder member of The Dime Notes and Django a la Creole, and Sébastien Girardot – the powerful swinging Parisian bassist, high in demand across both sides of the Atlantic.
‘Jazz Créole’ combines all genres of New Orleans from traditional to modern day funk with the classic early tradition of a string band. Their hugely successful album ‘The Blue Book of StoryVille’ was The Sunday Times ‘JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2020’ and was nominated for Offbeat’s ‘The Best Of The Beat’. It was the catalyst for Vappie winning the 2021 Steve Martin Banjo prize and being inaugurated into the Banjo Hall of Fame in 2022.
We look forward to welcoming this tremendous outfit, as they bring their swinging-hot New Orleans sound, to NI.
“He can start the party with his banjo he sure can!” – IGGY POP
“David Horniblow’s clarinet spits fire!” – THE SUNDAY TIMES UK
“Girardot… Bass solos full of a beautiful authority” – COULEURS JAZZ FR
“Kelbie… the rhythmic rumbling of a folksy freight train” – JAZZ DA GAMA USA