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Event Archive - Van Django

Fri. February 23rd 2018 Upstairs Lounge - Oak Bay Recreation Centre (All Ages)
7:30 pm doors at 6 pm
$20 advance | $25 at the door
Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels.

Van Django's music is well-rooted in the gypsy jazz of 1930's Paris France, but beyond that it's all pure blue-skying; flights of dazzling fancy, driving rhythms and boundless creativity featuring original compositions and arrangements including humorous mash-ups that showcase their eclectic influences in full regalia.

Since the group's formation in 1998, they have toured extensively in Canada as well as international forays to the USA, Europe and China, they've had repeat performances at Djangofest Northwest (DFNW) on Whidbey Island.

They have released 3 CD's "Tiptoe Trip", "Waltz in the Shape of a Tree" and a Christmas CD with special guests titled, "Cool Yule". Their CD's have been well received and played on many radio stations at home and abroad including; CBC, RDI, Espace Musique, NPR and Lyric FM in Ireland. http://www.vandjango.com

Advance tickets $20 at Ivy's Bookshop, the Oak Bay Recreation Centre reception and online at http://www.beaconridgeproductions.com

Please note the Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm (this is a listening room).

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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