Dan and Merv
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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This concert is made possible in part by a generous donation from MERV GILBERT and DAN BILSKER. Thank you for supporting live music in Vancouver!
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 stellar vocalist L.J. Mounteney and guitarist/vocalist Andy Hillhouse.
A huge success when they performed the show at Christmas time for The Rogue in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, the band returns to the Mel Lehan Hall again 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!
Our COVID-19 Policy: As of November 2022, health officials are urging Canadians to wear face masks indoors and continue following other public health precautions. We agree with this recommendation. We offer streamed concerts as a safe alternative to attending shows in-person.
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 email@example.com