About Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet
A spontaneous, vivid performance by some of Minnesota’s most stellar gypsy-jazz artists played in the Django Reinhardt French swing tradition of the 1930’s. Gypsy Mania features an exceptional stylistic dimension with prodigious improvisation – a group not to be missed.
The ensemble includes the unmistakable mastery of jazz violinist Gary Schulte, plus blinding solos from guitarist Reynold Philipsek, the diverse guitar styling of Glen Helgeson, and tasty, refined bass work from acoustic bassist Matt Senjem.
Gypsy Mania Quartet is the creation of longtime bandleader and guitar stylist Glen Helgeson, who is known for pulling together the stars of the Minnesota music scene. Helgeson is an ambassador in the jazz tradition, bringing diverse world music styles to people, educating them in these traditions, and manifesting an unusual ability to write in those genres.
- GLEN HELGESON
master world-beat guitarist
- GARY SCHULTE
jazz violinist and prairie home
- REYNOLD PHILIPSEK
jazz guitar virtuoso
- MATT SENJEM
jazz bassist extraordinaire
About Foodie Nights
Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers at the Dakota – check dakotacooks.com for upcoming foodie nights.
Foodie Nights feature a menu by Chef Derik Moran with sweet treats by pastry Chef Katie Elsing and no cover for music. Come to the Dakota on a Foodie Night for acclaimed cuisine and select $10 bottles of wine. Call 612-332-1010 for reservations and visit dakotacooks.com for more details!