The Lineup from our 2017 Festival:
The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet (Argentina/USA)
Hedgehog Swing (USA)
Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars (BC)
Tree Top Trio (Victoria, BC)
Seaside Swing Dance Company (Victoria, BC)
Jack West (circus act)

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Argentina/USA

The Bergara Quartet is one of the most innovative and virtuosic groups in Django Jazz. They explore a modern variant of the 1930’s Django Reinhardt-inspired sound tangled up with the music of Buenos Aires.

Their command performance at the 2014 Victoria Django Festival compelled artistic director Oliver Swain to get this group back as soon as possible.

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Hedgehog Swing
Hedgehog Swing

USA

Also on the bill from California is Hedgehog Swing, four hot young players sweeping the west coast Django Jazz scene.


Deanna Knight and The Hot Club of Mars

British Columbia

Deanna Knight and The Hot Club of Mars feature many of Vancouver’s top Django Jazz artists in one super group with vocalist Deanna Knight at the helm.

Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars
Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars

Misha Piatigorsky

New York, USA

Misha Piatigorsky’s blend of powerful melodies with an unusual harmonic sensitivity gives his sound a deeply personal yet cosmopolitan dimension, reflecting his experience as a Russian-Jewish émigré growing up in urban America.

Piatigorsky made his public debut at age 5 on Russian National Television, and has since been a highly sought-after pianist, regularly performing at prestigious venues ranging from Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Yekaterinburg Philharmonic to the Cotton Club in Tokyo, Birdland in New York City and the Basin Street in São Paulo.

Misha Piatigorsky

Tree Top Trio
The Tree Top Trio

Victoria, British Columbia

A fabulous new group from Victoria, The Tree Top Trio fills out the musical acts.


Seaside Swing

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria’s newest swing dance performance company, they do performances at many local events, senior residences, school, dances by request!
Seaside Swing

Jack West
Jack West
Jack West (Circus Act)

Victoria, British Columbia

Jonny/Jack Flash is an exciting, professional and experienced top notch Canadian danger comedy stunt show juggler. Jack has international audiences across the globe laugh out loud with his hilariously funny Irish wit and marvel at dangerous stunts, skillfully drawing each and every audience member into his magical spell.

Performer Jack Flash offers a dynamic, memorable entertainment experience full of audience participation opportunity by blending the best of traditional circus skills and tricks with the funniest of modern cutting edge character-based comedy.