Alfonso Ponticelli is the premier gypsy-jazz multi-instrumentalist and band leader of Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, Chicago’s premier Gypsy-jazz band.
The music of Alfonso Ponticelli is a vibrant, upbeat and passionate blend of American jazz, Gypsy jazz, flamenco and world folk music threaded together through virtuostic improvisation. A multi-instrumentalist, Ponticelli won the 1994 U.S. National Mountain Dulcimer Championship and continues to perform solo mountain dulcimer and guitar. He has played both banjo and guitar with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and was invited to perform solo didgeridoo at the Chicago Symphony Center. Ponticelli has collaborated in Chicago with Arabic, Irish, bluegrass, Gypsy, Romanian and many other traditional folk musicians. Ponticelli has had the honor of performing at Chicago’s Millennium Park on its opening night, as well as at every major museum in Chicago.
For the first-time ever, Band of Bohemia will officially be welcoming live music! This is a must-see for music-lovers and diners alike — pop in for a beer, a bite and some of the set. You won’t be sorry! An exclusive performance in our space by the unparalleled gypsy-jazz guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Alfonso Ponticelli can be enjoyed by all patrons — at no extra cost — on Thursday evening, June 30th, from 8:30-10:30PM. Band of Bohemia, 4710 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago