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DjangoVegas! Gypsy Jazz Concert
 


Saturday, June 18, 6 p.m.
Doors open at 5 pm for Cocktails and Pre-Show Entertainment (no host bar)
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 at the door


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A Celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy Jazz Music past and present DjangoVegas! returns to downtown Las Vegas, Saturday, June 18 and will feature the Frank Vignola Trio, The Rhythm Future Quartet, and The Hot Club of Las Vegas .

Frank Vignola Trio
featuring Frank Vignola, Andreas Oberg and Gary Mazzaroppi.

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar”. For more information, go to http://frankvignola.com/.

The Rhythm Future Quartet
When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw from rhythms heard around the world. The group features Olli Soikkeli (lead guitar), Jason Anick (violin), Max O’Rourke (rhythm guitar), and Greg Loughman (bass). Olli Soikkeli, from Finland, plays like Django Reinhardt would have played if he’d had all ten fingers. Jason, who was recruited by John Jorgenson on the strength of his YouTube videos, still holds the violin chair in Jorgenson’s quintet, and teaches jazz violin on the Berklee College of Music faculty. For more information, go to http://rhythmfuturequartet.com/.

Hot House West
In the final years of his life, Django Reinhardt brought his inimitable sound to the rising star of Bebop. His explosive guitar playing, coupled with the rich wail of horns, created a rare and beautiful moment in the history of music; swing, bebop, and a unique gypsy sensibility came together for a flash before Reinhardt's untimely death in 1953. Hot House West is born of this moment.

With two guitars, upright bass, trumpet, trombone, and clarinet coming together as a cohesive unit and a dynamic force, Hot House West creates a rich tapestry of sound that honors the lineage of gypsy jazz while creating a music that is fresh and original. Most importantly, the band knows how to groove, pulling listeners to their feet as each musical tale unfolds in unexpected ways, capturing the improvisational legacy of jazz.

http://www.hothousewest.com/.

The Hot Club of Las Vegas
The Hot Club of Las Vegas is a popular local Gypsy Jazz Band that performs original compositions as well as the music of Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, The Rosenberg Trio; and other music past and present including, Boleros, Flamenco Rhumbas, Tangos, Waltzes, Bossa Novas and other World Beat rhythms. The Hot Club of Las Vegas, features Hawaiian guitarist Mundo Juillerat, Adrianna Thurber (violin), Pepe Jimenez (percussion), Christopher Davis (bass), and Marlow Valentin (guitar). For more information, go to www.hotclublv.com.

This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Saturday (702) 229-2787