Gypsy Moon

Gypsy Moon

BandJazzClassical

Guitar Duo / Vocalist An enchanted evening of musical romance, just right to add that elegant touch to any dining experience, wedding or banquet. Always a pleasure, never too loud

Biography

Gypsy Moon is the culmination of many years of exploration into the world of guitar music. Ray and Linda Sriro both began playing at the age of 14. Linda drifted smoothly though folk and classical styles while Ray amazed listeners with his high-speed rock solos. When they met they began to explore jazz and swing standards. Linda drifted away from the guitar for a while and became an experienced vocalist in everything from blues to jazz to musical theater. The couple longed to play together again but couldn’t find the right vehicle for their diverse styles until they discovered Gypsy Jazz!
Forged by the work of Django Reinhardt – arguably the finest jazz guitarist of all time – Manouche, or Gypsy swing is a fascinating blend of Gypsy virtuosity and American jazz. In 1930s France, this new ‘swing’ music had a profound impact on the local musical scene and although the music’s creator died in 1953, his music remains highly influential to this day. Django Reinhardt created a tradition, which has been perpetuated and developed by many exceptional contemporary musicians. His style of guitar is not well known here in the states, but, is beginning to gain popularity among the classical and jazz musicians, as there are similarities in both styles.
Ray and Linda fell in love with the music and last Jan. 2004, played the 1st Annual Django Reinhardt Festival at Arts Fifth Ave in Ft. Worth. This year they will again open for Slim Richey‘s “Yo Gadjo at the 2nd Annual Django Reinhardt Festival at Arts Fifth Ave in Ft. Worth on Jan 21st, 2005.
Full of rhythm and romance, listeners are assured an evening of exciting guitar work and soothing vocals.

Discography

Gypsy Moon - Ebb and Flow (IHP - 2005)

Set List

Escape to an enchanted evening of musical romance as Ray and Linda Sriro
convey the Gypsy spirit in the tradition and splendor of Django Reinhardt. Sets are 45 minutes and will consist of a mix of standard jazz and gypsy jazz.
Below is a typical set.

Autumn Leaves
Bossa Dorado
Caravan
Django's Waltz
Delores
Douce Ambiance
Mysterieuse
Nuages
La Gitane
Passion
Si Tu Savais
Soir de Dispute
Sous le Ciel de Paris
Swing Valse
Troublant Bolero
Valse de Niglos