Van Django Bells
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
This will be The Rogue Christmas Party - with a gypsy jazz flavour from Vancouver's hottest string quartet!
Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels. Van Django's music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining their roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France.
Hear them mix up Christmas favourites with all sorts of jazz standards and pop tunes and who knows what else - all delivered in their inimitable and very danceable gypsy jazz style. They will be joined on a few numbers - including what promises to be an incredible finale - by guest vocalist Andrea Superstein and harmonica wizard Keith Bennett.
"In an increasingly crowded niche, Van Django is a standout act. With a clever mix of contemporary standards, classical ditties, rock homages and solid originals they effortlessly whip the audience into a joyful frenzy. Attending a Van Django concert is the most fun you can have sitting down with your clothes on." - NICK LEHR, DJANGOFEST Director, USA