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The Victoria Django Society: Marc Atkinson Trio, Daniel Lapp, Blue Moon Marquee, Abe & The Sweethearts, Club Voltaire, adam dobres, Richard Moody, Oliver Swain

Fri. March 23rd White Eagle Polish Hall (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
Other Dates / Times
Mar. 24, 2018 8pm doors at 7pm
$25/night, $20/night student, $40 Weekend Pass On sale now
Presented by: The Victoria Django Society
The Victoria Django Festival is pleased to kick off it's 7th season of music, with two nights of Roma swing, Depression era jazz. White Eagle Hall in James Bay becomes a Hot Club Cabaret featuring a full dance floor, bistro and bar plus an Underground Speakeasy Stage with jam sessions, concerts and an era-appropriate cocktail menu.

Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club of France was the quintessential sound track to Paris in the 1920's and 30's. His fusion of traditional Roma melodies and Parisienne Musette with North American ragtime and swing created a musical movement that continues to this day. The Victoria Django Festival has been recreating the night life of Paris for the past seven years in the city, with two nights of steamy cabaret, dance hall and speakeasy venues. This years festival features a 'made in BC' line up of some of Canada's top Djangologists including Marc Atkinson, Daniel Lapp, Club Voltaire, Blue Moon Marquee and Abe & The Sweethearts, plus many special guests and past performers.

A stayed tradition of the Victoria Django Festival, all the events are stocked with delicious nibbles and quenching libations from local sponsors Hoyne Brewery, The Whole Beast, and Pizzeria Prima Strada, as well as dance classes hosted each night by The Swing Dance Association of Victoria, who also judge the crowd favorite Swing Dance Competition.

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Marc Atkinson Trio

Ever popular and always dazzling, Victoria’s Marc Atkinson Trio continues to elicit national and international praise for their sizzling blend of post-Django gypsy jazz, Broadway show tunes and anything else that catches their fancy. No stranger to JazzFest, guitarist Marc Atkinson is equally well known on his own or in the frontline of those ama... more info

Daniel Lapp (Fiddler, Jazz trumpeter, singer/songwriter)

As a fiddler, jazz trumpeter and singer/songwriter, Daniel has played on over 100 albums and performed across Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Finland and Germany. At EXPO 2000 he represented Canada in Hanover, Germany with an ensemble of 10 violinists from all genres of music called �World On A String�. In this ensemble, now named ... more info

Blue Moon Marquee (GYPSY BLUES)

Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, swing, and ragtime. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. ... more info

adam dobres (Folk, roots, celtic, bluegrass, old time, country)

Canadian born Adam Dobres is a natural born guitarist with a sensitive ability to embody any style of music. His love of the guitar began at 12 years of age, when his father brought home a guitar from the local thrift shop. Adam took to the guitar like a duck to water. Although he is classically trained, Adam thrives in exploring any style of music... more info

Oliver Swain "Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE" (Folk-Noir, Americana)

Oliver Swain, a Juno and WCMA nominated Americana and Folk-Noir musician from Victoria BC spent a dozen years in some of North Americas most loved roots bands(Outlaw Social, The Duhks, The Bills) before releasing 'In a BIG MACHINE' in 2011 to rave reviews “Oliver Swain's brilliant vocals and genre-agnostic style make 'In a BIG MACHINE' one of the... more info