From Paris: The Zaiti Acoustic Quartet |

From Paris: The Zaiti Acoustic Quartet

Fresh from the Parisian jazz scene, the Zaiti Acoustic Quartet offers a mix of influences applied to the Django repertoire.

Composed of artists from different musical backgrounds, each member brings their own experience and unique interpretation to the style. Together, the band goes beyond the traditional aspect of the music and adds touches of bossa nova, flamenco and modern jazz.

Founded by a phenomenal young lead guitarist, Adrien Moignard, and one of France’s premier rhythm guitarists, Mathieu Chatelain, the Paris-based Zaiti Acoustic Quartet has grown to now include Jeremiah Arranger (bass) and Cedric Ricard (saxophone).

The group’s approach to jazz manouche melds the Django tradition with elements of bebop and experimental jazz, gypsy anthems mixed with frenetic improvisation to smooth classic jazz.

The group have delighted audiences at such prestigious events as the Marciac jazz festival in France, the Espoo jazz fest in Finland, the Champain Assembly hall (USA) with the Savanna Pep Band, the Django d’Or, the Samois Django fest, the Lierberchies Django Fest in Belgium, the Brussel Jazz Fest and Noumea jazz festival (New Caledonia).

This is the group’s first American tour, with their final stop being right here in Nevada City.


WHAT: The Zaiti Acoustic Quartet, hot club-style jazz from Paris

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City

ADMISSION: $15 in advance at Gold Rush Records, BriarPatch, Record Connection and Cherry Records in Auburn. $20 at the door.

INFORMATION:, 470-9615 or

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