Van Django's 'Cool Yule'
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Please note that due to escalating pandemic concerns, this show is now LIVESTREAMED ONLY. Ticket sales will end at 7pm on the day of the show.
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Renowned for the quality of their musicianship and as great entertainers, Van Django's show is a festive Christmas mix of nostalgic favourites, jazz standards, pop tunes, classical elements, and sing-alongs, plus a few surprises - all delivered in swinging gypsy jazz style. Folks of all ages can celebrate the season at this fun and festive yule-time show. Joining Van Django's violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels are vocalist L.J. Mounteney and guitarist/vocalist Andy Hillhouse..
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 to the Rogue this year! They will come armed with copies of their Christmas CD for those folks wishing to take memories of the concert home with them.
Also returning is the infamous Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Wear your best ugly sweater while watching the show and maybe win a great prize, including tix to upcoming Rogue Folk shows!! (For some tips on where to pick up the perfect item for the occasion, go here.)
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).
The perfect answer to the winter's chill is to come share some hot and swinging Christmas cheer with Van Django Bells this year!
COVID-19 Policy: We will be operating in full compliance of all BC Health restrictions. Dancing is not permitted. The wearing of masks when not seated is required. 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% of normal capacity.
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