This just in from The New York City Jazz Record-pg 20! http://www.nycjazzrecord.com/issues/tnycjr201611.pdf By Mark Keresman Luke Hendon is a NYC-area guitarist of the Django Reinhardt school of Gypsy/Roma-infused small-group swing. Drawing from a similar instrumental palette to that of Django—acoustic guitars, bass, violin—with the additional spice of a reed player (clarinet, saxophone) and concentrating on a program of mostly original songs, Hendon does the tradition proud.
Here is another great review, yay! Thanks to Budd Kopman for writing it! By BUDD KOPMAN
October 24, 2016
968 Views It is the easiest thing in the world to laud guitarist Luke Hendon's album Silk & Steel as something to be treasured by anyone who is remotely interested in the style of Django Reinhardt.
It is important to note, however, that Hendon has done much more than play arpeggios as fast as humanly possible, zip the one string chromatic scale and use a tight vibrat
My album Silk and Steel got it's first review. Thanks to Chris Spector for such glowing praise! http://www.midwestrecord.com/MWR1147.html LUKE HENDON/Silk & Steel: When is a Django not a Django? When guitarist Hendon is at the helm pouring out originals that sound like Reinhardt tunes you think you remember but can’t place. Bringing his own hot club along to assemble pretty much a Hot Club of Now, Hendon and his pals strike all the right chords any gypsy guitar fan will re
Starting to get excited about the upcoming concert series, Wandering with Silk & Steel! We've been busy signing contracts, talking to caterers, ordering wine, scheduling practice sessions, and generally getting ready for an awesome kick-off celebration at the Culture Center on Nov 12. Now it's time to start promoting, so we've been playing with an awesome ap/site (canva) to put together posters, ads, etc. Here's the proof that will run in the NYC Jazz Record next month (th