Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project
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Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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"Petter Margasak"

Over the past four years the band led by violinist Steve Gibons has grown into one of Chicago's go-to groups for stripped-down, old-fashioned Roma music—and there's only one ringer in the bunch, cimbalom virtuoso and Romanian expat Nicolae Feraru (who also leads his own ensemble). Gibons and company bring the improvisational sophistication of jazz to Romanian and Bulgarian Gypsy music without smoothing out its ragged edges; bassist Dan Delorenzo, accordionist Juliano Milo, and guitarist Mike Allemana embark on some pretty wild harmonic excursions, and drummer Tim Mulvenna deftly juggles the shifting meters no matter how brisk the tempo. - Chicago Reader


Beat Nomad: 2009 CD Release

2008 DVD: Gypsy Rhythm Project Live at the Green Mill, Chicago, IL

2009 CD Release: Beat Nomad-



Jazz violinist Steve Gibons leads this unique Eastern-Western Chicago group. Along with the sophisticated jazz stylings of guitarist Mike Allemana (Von Freeman) and drummer Tim Mulveena (ex–Vandermark 5), cimbalom guru Nicolae Feraru and accordion virtuoso Juliano Milo bring their worldly background. Romanian Gypsy culture has one of the richest musical legacies in the world, full of jazz harmonies and booty-twitching rhythms.