With Django Reinhardt as our Godhead

March 23&24 White Eagle Hall

March 23 & 24 White Eagle Hall. Full details next week

Buy Your Festival Tickets Early

We look forward to seeing you.

3
Festival Days
Of awesome music!
8
2017 Artists
Wide variety
2
Full stages
Plus dance floors
Who is Django Reinhardt?
He's our Godhead

Jean “Django” Reinhard (January 32rd, 1910 – May 16th, 1953) was a Belgian-born French jazz guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, having written nearly 100 songs. He was the first and most significant jazz talent to emerge from Europe.

A LIttle More

Despite having two of his fingers paralyzed from a fire, he overcame the handicap and went on to forge an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called ‘hot’ jazz guitar), which has since become a living musical tradition within French Gypsy culture. Benny Goodman asked him to travel with his band, which he never did, but he did tour the U.S. with Duke Ellington’s band in 1946. He died suddenly of a stroke at age 43.