” … Lulo is a fantastic musician, worthy of the Reinhardt name” (***** London Evening Standard review of Jazz Cafe gig, Dec 2010)
The ‘Reinhardt name’ of course refers to Lulo’s world famous grand-uncle, Django, the great gypsy guitarist who, with violinist Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France, created an entirely new way of playing jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. Lulo was taught guitar by his father from age 5, and has developed the wonderful rhythmic and melodic music of this birthright by adding Latin swing and flamenco rhythms to create a unique and dynamic combination of musical styles and emotions.
ANDRE KRENGEL from Germany, is one of the leading guitarists in Europe. His first international gigs were in Spain and the south of France. He then went to the USA and toured with Leon Wilkinson and the new Lynnard Skynnard and jammed with musicians from the Miami latin and Cuban music-scenes. He has toured the compass around Europe. In 2005 he co-founded the prize winning band Sina Nossa (“Our Destiny”), a Portuguese fado & world-music fusion band (winners, World Creole Music Festival, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Creole_Music_Festival). The German press call Andre “traveller between cultures” and “the guitar wizard with magic hands” since he can switch between styles and cultures without loosing his identity and unique style, such is his virtuosity and versatility, together with his sense of musical dynamics and soft sounds.