Berklee Summer Concert SeriesThe Chicken Thieves
The Chicken Thieves is one of the most talented gypsy jazz bands on the East Coast. The music is a combination of Django Reinhardt tunes and originals, full of an energy that will bring you in spirit to France and Europe.
Founded in 2009 by percussionist and guitarist Julien Machet, the band includes, among others, Jonathan Joubert, who for the last four years has been playing endlessly with the gypsies in Paris, including David Reinhardt, grandson of Django; and Ben Powell, a young violinist who has taken lessons with Florin Niculescu, today's best gypsy jazz violinist. This flock of young virtuosi have performed for political events such as the annual gala of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, and much more.