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2020 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday January 24th
LaPompe
Kathryn Hackett /Vocals
Mark Deffebach/Guitar
Phillip Minshaw/Bass 
Max Robertson/Mandolin
Michael Horne/ Violin


Saturday January 25th
Gypsy Moon

Ray Sriro/Guitar,  

Linda Sriro/Guitar,

Michelle Cole/Bass

and 
Marcelo Berestovoy's Group de Musique

Marcelo Berestovoy/Guitar,

Jason Jones/Guitar, Mark Deffebach/Bass 

Jefferey Barnes/Clarinet.   

With Special Performancs by

Grainger Esch, Gracey Tune and more



Sunday January 26th
Kim Platko's Jazz Manouche with Ginny Mac

Ginny Mac/Accordion,  Drew Phelps/Bass,

Chris McGuire/ Clarinet,

Andrew Griffith/  Drums, Kim Platko/Guitar

​Deux Basses:  

Drew Phelps and Francie Meaux Jeaux

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
FOR THE ONLY FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND IN THE SOUTHWEST!


17th ANNUAL DJANGO FESTIVAL: FORT WORTH
Friday, Saturday & Sunday/January 24, 25 & 26, 2020
Friday & Saturday – Doors Open at 6:30 pm, Film at 7 pm, Music at 8 pm
Sunday – Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Film at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm

Three nights of Film, Food, Music & French Ambience celebrating
The Life and Legacy of Gypsy guitar genius, DJANGO REINHARDT.

Tickets are $30 per night or $75 for three nights 
































     








About Django Reinhardt
    Jean Baptiste Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953), known by his stage name Django Reinhardt

    was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist & composer, regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.

    He was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant.

    With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the first to play jazz  that featured the guitar as a lead instrument. Reinhardt recorded in France with many visiting American musicians, including Coleman Hawkins and      Benny Carter, and briefly toured the United States with Duke Ellington's orchestra in 1946. He died suddenly of a stroke at the age of 43.

    Reinhardt's most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz, including "Minor Swing", "Daphne", "Belleville", "Djangology",
    "Swing 42", & "Nuages". When asked: Who would you say were the greatest musicians that you ever played with? LES PAUL replied"
“I’d say Django and Art Tatum. I lived with Art. He was the king… He had so much technique. Sometimes I’d see him play and I had to walk out of the club – he was just too much. I couldn’t digest that much goodness. Django was spectacular. He had this incredible, natural fire and a heart of gold. He had this technique, but he played with soul too. I believe Django represented the biggest change in our times in terms of guitar playing.”



















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