Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks a Praise Band Director to direct all music activity at its 9 a.m. contemporary worship service each Sunday. Skills include singing and playing an instrument. Candidate must have a vibrant faith along with experience singing, playing an instrument (preferably piano) and directing singers and musicians in worship. This is a part-time position, up to 10 hours a week. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Pastor Wes Nordman at firstname.lastname@example.org
No doubt you’ve heard strains of Gypsy Jazz as background music in films or on TV.
“For many people when they hear it, it will sound a little familiar,” said Jake Myers. “Most people have heard it before somewhere even if they don’t know that.”
Myers is a musician in the Modesto-based group Hot Club Faux Gitane – which, in French, means “Hot Club of the Fake Gypsies.” Myers points out their name is a reference to the first Gypsy Jazz group – The Quintet of the Hot Club of France – formed in 1934 by French guitarist Django Reinhardt.
“I started learning the guitar when I was a little kid. I remember people mentioning Django Reinhardt’s name to me. I remember listening to some of his recordings and thinking ‘wow, I don’t know how a human being can play the guitar like that.’” (Read complete story or hear the music by selecting the links on the right.)