Please vote for our songs Song for Vrba and Messalina (Lover Lamb) on the Independent Music Awards website. Many thanks. VOTE NOW: http://ow.ly/Emmo30fkONH … [Read More...]
Dr. Lonnie Smith says "I love Occidental Gypsy’s new CD 44070. The compositions and arrangements are uniquely creative. They perform with enormous heart and soul and have an original groove that is definitely worth checking out."
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David Bromberg says "... great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, with high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band."
LA Times says “…irresistible, a virtual definition of an era when jazz was often described as “hot” music. Occidental Gypsy’s rhythm section, usually driven by the surging rhythm guitar of Brett Feldman, hit one irresistible rhythmic groove after another, “hot” was the best applicable adjective.
Boston Globe calls Occidental Gypsy a "Best Bet for Weekend Entertainment."
Jon Moore says of 44070: "immaculate musicianship" "one of those fusions that really work." … [Read More...]
We had an incredible time earlier this month with legend Dr. Lonnie Smith. Many thanks to a gracious, grooving gentleman, who gave our new CD 44070 an amazing review. We count ourselves lucky to have had the opportunity to play in studio with … [Read More...]
Brett, Jeremy and David Grisman at Rhythm and Roots Festival, RI ~ Brett and Eli with Brad Paisley in Boston More Band Photos From Summer 2016 … [Read More...]
L.A. Times says “…irresistible, a virtual definition of an era when jazz was often described as “hot” music.”
Chicago Tribune says “celebrates the optimistic spirit that made Reinhardt-Grappelli an antidote to the tough times of pre-World War II Europe (and beyond)… the music-making – proved carefully considered and nimbly delivered."
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Occidental Gypsy plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music that enraptures the listener with a complex acoustic sound, burnished by smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of … [more]
9/8/2017, The Radio Bean, Burlington Vermont 9/9/2017, The Colonial Theater, Bethlehem, New Hampshire 9/21/2017 at 8:00PM, Northwest Django Festival, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), … More Tour Dates