Gypsy Jazz phenonmenon Stephan Dudash is a gifted and versatile instrumentalist, songwriter and singer living in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in the North Star State of MN. Stephan was raised on a wide variety of music: Bing Crosby, West Side Story, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder then Stephane Grapelli & Django Rheinhardt. Stephan has played or toured with Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John, Lee Greenwood, Janie Fricke, BadaBing BadaBoom, the Dave Brubeck family and most recently, the John Jorgenson Quintet playing gypsy jazz. In Stephan's music, one can hear all these influences couched in Latin & Swing idioms, some popular and some original. Stephan's music, though distinctly modern, still has the emotion and dynamics of a more nostalgic time, appealing to a wide audience. Virtuosic playing can be heard from every instrument in the line-up. The quality of the music is awe-inspiring and heart moving.
Stephan Dudash- 5 str. viola and vocals.
STEPHAN DUDASH DISCOGRAPHY
1. Gypsy Quest - 2010 (World, Latin & Gypsy Jazz).
2. Violin and Roses - 2006 (Romantic Popular).
2. Mango Django - 2004 (Gypsy and Latin Jazz).
OTHER DISCOGRAPHY AND CONTRIBUTIONS
-The John Jorgenson Quintet: "Ultra Spontane"; the JJQuintet," Live at Teatro Olympico" DVD;
-The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble CDs: "All the Rage & Bach, Beatles and Bluegrass";
-The "String Quartet Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd
Stephan's music can be heard and purchased at digital destinations worldwide.
"Stephan Dudash cuts a remarkable figure"
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Stephan Dudash (viola) cuts a remarkable figure, infused the musical dialogue with inspired momen...
Stephan Dudash (viola) cuts a remarkable figure, infused the musical dialogue with inspired moments of purely instrumental joy and surprising originality, without losing a certain Southern touch which is only to be expected from a Nashville musician. Dudash engaged with John Jorgenson in spectacular sound duels. Their mixture of jazz, rock and funk worked the audience into a state of emotional frenzy. So enthusiastic was the audience that they wouldn’t allow the musicians to leave the stage. In spite of the late hours, the band expressed their gratitude by playing four encores.
"Stephan is a true master of his instrument "
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“Stephan Dudash takes you through a musical journey that leads you emotionally from song to song... “Stephan Dudash takes you through a musical journey that leads you emotionally from song to song with unwavering depth and intensity. Stephan’s lively, fun personality shines through in his originals “Gypsy Girl”, “Stephan’s Samba”, “Dee Bop”, and on many other tunes. His sentimental side soars with such songs as “Paradise”, “ My Viola Gently Weeps”, and “Smiles”, and on two of his songs he tastefully weaves some wonderful vocals. Stephan is a true master of his instrument and as a songwriter as shown throughout his CD. “Gypsy Quest” meets its destination as Stephan’s gypsy soul bleeds through. I highly recommend it.”
"Stephan Dudash will scare the daylights out of you."
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BadaBing BadaBoom, the outfit that was swingin' hard before the current swing craze kicked in. So...
BadaBing BadaBoom, the outfit that was swingin' hard before the current swing craze kicked in. Songwriter Eddie Mugavero's considerable musical muscle is matched by his deliciously twisted sense of humor. [These are] an unfairly gifted cast of singers & players . . . Taking nothing away from the rest of the troupe . . . five-string violist Stephan Dudash will scare the daylights out of you."
"A virtuoso viola player, whose music voice are captivating."
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Stephan Dudash is a virtuoso viola player, His music and his voice are captivating and GypsyQuest is...Stephan Dudash is a virtuoso viola player, His music and his voice are captivating and GypsyQuest is without a doubt his finest work to date!
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Swing, latin and world styles with a combination of popular and original compositions/songs, both vocal features and instrumental. Beatles, jazz standards, movie themes, Stevie Wonder plus gypsy jazz as played by Django Rheinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. Sets are typically 40-45 min. in length. Can go longer, depending.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.