All About Us
The Bow Djangos are a rag-tag mix of gypsy fun who love to collaborate in the creation of this wonderful music !
'Countess' T. Bassie
After surviving a nearly fatal explosion, this co-originator of the band emerged from the ashes of a devastating caravan fire to champion the troupe you now see, assisting their quest to share their wondrous talents with the masses and each other. Once mistaken for 'just another pretty face on bass', her enduring commitment to foster musicianship and collegiality is a valued commodity in the group. In addition to her musical contributions on bass, vocals, composition and arranging, 'Tess' passionate drive and love for the music also provide the momentum for managing the business end of The Bow Djangos.
'Sir' Tristan Troubadour - l'honnête homme
Eloquent of speech, skillful at canine enticement, refined of manners, appreciative of beauty, curious of intellect, witty, and possessing an ear for all the right chords, Sir Tristan not only wields his guitar like a knight in shining armour, but is a skilfull diplomat, voicings experts, and resident speech therapist of the group, as well as the in-house sommelier! Bringing an intimate and first-hand knowledge of gypsy jazz directly from the source, this knowledgeable knight contributes a wealth of information and great arrangement ideas to the collaboration.
Kindly 'King' CCCC - The quadruple-crowned king, CCCC is an exceedingly modest monarch whose tasteful and exquisite blowing - AND clever asides - bring joy to the soul, delight to the ears, a smile and a chortle to all. His mesmerizing and delightful stylings captivate the imagination, and transport listeners to the heavens. A boon to the one who can guess the origin of all his C's!
The 'Baron' - not much is known of the baron since his light is regularly kept securely under a bushel. Should one happen to look there, however, a jolly treat is indeed in store! The Baron dominates the guitar with his pick, rendering up melodies as fine as spun gold. His musicality must certainly exceed that of previous mentors, as is evidenced by his tasty lines and solos! With a passion for all things latin, his deft fingers quickly rise to any occasion; no rhythm is too challenging for his amazing talents. His musical sensibility is non-pareil - at once both tender and assertive, his melodic sense interesting and engaging.
Guitarist extraordinaire and co-founder of The Bow Djangos since 2002, 'il padrino' is a source of inspiration and support, gallant and fearless, chief consultant and consultant and librarian of TBD. Abertonuovo returns from a long quest to once again grace this band of gypsies with the wisdom gleaned from his travels, the expertise of his experience, and his creative arrangements. Professional development personified, he is a tireless nobleman with a fast , decisive hand and a discerning ear. Appearing on special occasion,s by request only.