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Café Musette in the News

WPKN 89.5 FM Radio Appearance with Phil Bowler. July 13th, 2005.

Phil Bowler has probably the longest running continuous jazz music program in the greater New York area with his “Jazz Adventures” every Wednesday afternoon from 2-6 pm. He’s kindly invited Larry to appear for a session of live performance and discussion of the genre of “gypsy jazz” at the station at 3 pm July 13th. Please tune in! With WPKN’s newly increased broadcast range, the station can now be heard all over Long Island, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island.


Fairfield County Weekly, June 16 2005 Issue: “Arts Hotbed” is cover story. Weekly Article: “7 Days: The Week That Is” featuring:

Fairfield’s answer to DJANGO REINHARDT, Café Musette, has just added Monday nights to their weekly residency at Luc’s Café in Ridgefield, in addition to their established Wednesday nights. Now, on this most dreaded of weekdays, patrons can unwind after a harsh day of work with some French gypsy swing, a genre that exudes relaxation. Get ready to do it like the Europeans do, care of Café Musette guitarist Larry Urbon and his band

Luc’s Café, 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield 894-8522, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

WPKN 89.5 FM Radio Appearance with Pete Stewart: December 21, 2004.

Long-time on-air programmer Pete Stewart invited Larry to appear on WPKN for an hour of live performance and discussion of gypsy jazz guitar and Django Reinhardt.

Wednesday December 29 “LET IT SWING, LET IT SWING, LET IT SWING”

Fairfield County Weekly, December 23 2004 Issue: “How Walmart Cleans Up” cover. Weekly Article: “7 Days: The Week That Is” featuring:

Every Wednesday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Café Musette, featuring guitarist Larry Urbon, brings a taste of French and Gypsy swing to Luc’s Café in Ridgefield, a welcome source of inner warmth during these harsh winter months. Urbon plays many of the the most popular standards from the Jazz Manouche genre made famous by DJANGO REINHARDT, characterized by guitar-driven rhythm and a light, fast feel, but he also delves into traditional “café music”, that is, unaccompanied, finger-picked guitar pieces.

Luc’s Café, 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield, 894-8522

Read about Luc’s Café & Restaurant in the Ridgefield Press December 30, 2004

Café Musette in the Fairfield County Weekly November 11, 1999

Café Musette Recordings

Café Musette CD reviewed by Dr. Frank Forte in Just Jazz Guitar, May 2002

Reviews by Larry

Lincan Romanian Gipsy Ensemble Live in Québec, July 2001
Note Manouche CD, reviewed in Just Jazz Guitar, August 2000

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