Van Django & Company B Jazz Band
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Renowned for the quality of their musicianship and as great entertainers, Van Django delivers a unique mix of nostalgic favourites, jazz standards, pop tunes, classical elements, and sing-alongs - always with a few surprises - in swinging gypsy jazz style. The band features 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 strong roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by Django Reinhardt and the 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France. On stage, "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).
Company B Jazz Band is Vancouver’s foremost vintage jazz harmony group. The 6-piece ensemble features a harmonizing female vocal trio in the style of the Andrews and Boswell Sisters, framed by clarinet/sax, guitar, and upright bass. This talented group of musicians has been entertaining the masses since 2007 with their creative arrangements, sharp image, and charming wit. To date, the group has released 3 albums, performed throughout Canada and the US, and most recently were a featured act in the Jiangsu International Jazz and World Music Festival.