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Event Archive - April in Paris: 10th Annual Gypsy Jazz Festival: Van Django, COMPANY B JAZZ BAND

Thu. April 21st 2016 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
$28 ($24 members)
Tickets at: The Rogue Folk Club, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records, Tapestry Music (ex-Prussin Music)
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club

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Music: Jazz / Blues
Renowned for the quality of their musicianship and as great entertainers, Van Django delivers a unique mix of nostalgic favourites, jazz standards, pop tunes, classical elements, and sing-alongs - always with a few surprises - in swinging gypsy jazz style. The band features violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels.

Van Django's music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining strong roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by Django Reinhardt and the 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France. On stage, "they effortlessly whip the audience into a joyful frenzy. Attending a Van Django concert is the most fun you can have sitting down with your clothes on." - Nick Lehr (Djangofest).

Company B Jazz Band is a lively Vancouver-based vintage jazz and swing band featuring a female vocal trio. The group got together in 2007 having been inspired by the Andrews and Boswell Sisters, and have been enthusiastically entertaining folks ever since. Marked by a blend of excellent musicianship, an evident love for the music they perform, tightness, spontaneity, a sharp image, and just the right amount of humour, Company B Jazz Band has had the pleasure of performing for listeners and dancers of all ages all over British Columbia, Washington, and California, and has released 3 albums to date.


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Van Django

Vancouver’s premier gypsy-jazz ensemble plays classic Django Reinhardt as well as their own unique mix of original tunes and eclectic arrangements of jazz/pop and classical music. more info