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Event Archive - Cool Yule! A Gypsy Jazz Christmas with Van Django, Keith Bennett and L.J. Mounteney: Van Django, Keith Bennett, LJ Mounteney

Fri. December 16th 2016 First Church of Christ Scientist (All Ages)
7:30 pm doors at 7:00 pm
$20 advance | $25 at the door
Van Django, Vancouver's hottest swing string quartet, bring their sizzling hot Gypsy Jazz Christmas show to Victoria this December! It's the perfect answer to winter chill, so come share some hot and swinging Christmas cheer with Van Django Bells this year!

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.

Renowned both for the quality of their musicianship and as great entertainers, Van Django's variety show is a merry Christmas mix of nostalgic favourites, jazz standards, sing-alongs, pop tunes, some classical touches, and a few surprises - all delivered in their swinging gypsy jazz style. Folks of all ages can celebrate the season at this fun and festive yule-time show.

Joining Van Django's violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels is harmonica virtuoso Keith Bennett, and stellar vocalist L.J. Mounteney.

A big success when they first performed the show in Victoria lat year, we are looking forward to having them back in 2016! Everyone had such a great time at last year's first-ever concert of Van Django Bells, it was a natural decision to bring them back! Folks loved the mix of music and the feel-good vibes - it's a show that just hits all the right notes at Christmas. Hear everything from the evocative I'll Be Home for Christmas to Let it Snow, Santa Baby and Silver Bells to Ave Maria, a bit of Beethoven, and so much more - with something every ear, heart, and tapping foot will enjoy, so bring the entire family for an evening of hot swing Christmas music and cheer!


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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

LJ Mounteney (Jazz, R&B, Blues, Pop, Bossa)

LJ Mounteney is a versatile singer possessing a pure tone and a commanding stage presence. LJ’s style is diverse - she sings jazz, blues, pop, R&B, and big band swing. In 2016 she released her first solo cd - Here in the Dark - a showcase of a wide variety of genres including her original song which is the title track. more info
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