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2020 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Friday January 24th
Kathryn Hackett /Vocals
Michael Horne/ Violin
Saturday January 25th
Marcelo Berestovoy's Group de Musique
Jason Jones/Guitar, Mark Deffebach/Bass
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
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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