Van Django's 'Cool Yule'
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Please note that livestream ticket sales will end at 7pm on the day of the show.
Renowned for the quality of their musicianship and as great entertainers, Van Django's variety show is a festive Christmas mix of jazz standards, nostalgic favourites, classical elements and pop tunes, plus a few surprises - all delivered in swinging gypsy jazz style. Folks of all ages can celebrate the season at this fun and festive Yuletime show. Joining Van Django's violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels will be guitarist/vocalist Andy Hillhouse and stellar vocalist L.J. Mounteney.
A huge success when they performed the show at the St James Hall at Christmas in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, the band returns for a 9th year! This will be the only performance in the area. Or any area, for that matter. And yes, the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest will return!
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, Stephane Grappelli and the 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France. On stage, "they effortlessly whip the audience into a joyful frenzy. Watching a Van Django concert is the most fun you can have sitting down with your clothes on." - Nick Lehr (Djangofest).
The perfect answer to the COVID-19 blues is to experence some hot and swinging Christmas cheer with Van Django!
COVID-19 Policy: We will be operating in full compliance of all BC Health restrictions. Dancing is not permitted. The wearing of masks is required when not seated. Everyone in attendance must have proof of being fully vaccinated. Volunteers, staff and performers will be as well. (If you haven't been vaccinated, the concert will be streamed.) Restrictions may change if more BC Health announcements are made. We are operating at 70% capacity.
Van Django and The Rogue Folk Club thank you for your support in this trying year. We suggest that you might wish to make a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to pay it forward. Click on the link below their logo over on the right to start that process. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good Musical Night!
Sponsorship Opportunities: These are available for all our shows. For a nominal cost, individuals or businesses can sponsor any of our shows and reap a number of benefits - free tickets, reserved table, recognition on literature, our web site and at the concerts. For more information simply contact our Sponsorship Director Morris Biddle at firstname.lastname@example.org