Swing Dance with Van Django Sextet
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble whose music is well-rooted in the gypsy jazz of 1930's Paris France, but beyond that it's all flights of dazzling fancy, driving rhythms and boundless creativity. The quartet was formed in 1998 and is 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. This is the latest in a series of Swing Dances with an expanded lineup of the band, featuring Evan Arntzen on clarinet & vocals and Craig Scott on drums. Hot stuff!