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Gypsy Mania

Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States | INDIE

Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States | INDIE
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"Gypsy Mania Quotes"

“Extraordinary jazz…many positive comments on the beauty of the music – your trio was instrumental in creating an enjoyable atmosphere which lead to the success of the event.” Joy Peterson Hubler, Hubler Family Business Consultants

"We enjoyed your music and you were a pleasure to work with... It was a beautiful evening along the waterfront and your music was a perfect match." Roxanne Wightman Director of Movies & Music on the Waterfront, Stillwater MN

“Your quartet’s lively, smooth and beautiful music rivaled our Arboretum flowers. I cannot tell you enough how much we all enjoyed your music.” Ashley Fox Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

"Gypsy Mania did a great job." Jessica Loucks, Hennepin Government Center director

- Event Organizers


Discography

Gypsy Mania "Hot Club" Swing Jazz (2009)

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Gypsy Mania Quartet is the creation of longtime bandleader and guitar stylist Glen Helgeson, who is known for pulling together the stars of the Minnesota music scene. Helgeson is an ambassador in the jazz tradition, bringing diverse world music styles to people, educating them in these traditions, and manifesting an unusual ability to write in those genres. Violinist Gary Schulte is an unmistakable virtuosity of the vangurd jazz violin, and Reynold Philipsek is an extraordinarily gifted guitarist with over thirty albums to his name who performs in numerous ensembles. Philipsek and Helgeson’s prodigious and diverse writing abilities bring new material to the band’s repertoire, adding a broader stylistic palate to the Django “Hot Club” tradition. Rounding out the quartet is Jeff Brueske, a soulful jazz bassist with rhythmic precision.