From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

DjangoFest is a series of music festivals celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and other forms of gypsy jazz and traditional gypsy music. There are three annual festivals DjangoFest Northwest, celebrating its 15th year, produced by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts,[1] DjangoFest San Francisco, a three day festival held at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California,[2] DjangoFest Los Angeles a one day festival held in Laguna Beach,[3] and DjangoFest Colorado held in Mt. Crested Butte[4]

This unique blend of Eastern European melodies, Parisian Musette, Spanish Flamenco and American Swing was created and perfected by the genius of Django Reinhardt and his fellow Gypsy musicians in the Cafes of Paris during the thirties and forties, and is quickly becoming one of the most distinctive and enjoyed jazz hybrids on the music scene today.

There are related festivals in other parts of the world such as Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ DjangoFest Northwest
  2. ^ DjangoFest SF
  3. ^ DjangoFest LA
  4. ^ DjangoFest CO

External links[edit]