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
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.
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.
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.