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Event

Django Reinhardts 108th Birthday Celebration 5:30pm $10@door
23
Jan
2019

Django Reinhardts 108th Birthday Celebration 5:30pm $10@door

  • Location:326 Amherst Street
  • Venue:Sportsmens Tavern
  • Length:530pm – 1130pm
  • Tickets at Door

Come on out on to the Sportsmen’s Tavern on Wednesday, January 23rd
to celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 108th Birthday

Django Reinhardt was born in 1910 in Belgium and became the originator of what we commonly call Gypsy Jazz. Together with violinist Stéphane Grappelli he founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France.
Without a doubt, Django is one of the greatest jazz guitarists admired by anyone from Wes Montgomery to Jim Hall, Pat Metheny and all the others. He was also a prolific composer, writing over a hundred songs, one of his most famous being Nuages. Written in 1940 and the Marseillaise being banned under the German occupation, Nuages became the inofficial, underground French national anthem.

Django and his son Babik by their caravan, late 1940s

So come on out on January 23rd to the Sportsmens Tavern and help us celebrate Django’s 108th Birthday. The festivities will run from 5:30 to 11:30 pm. Each of the five bands will perform two half hour sets, so you won’t miss anyone whether you get there late or whether you have to leave early. Admission is only $10. This birthday celebration will feature the following well known local musicians playing some of Django’s music or music influenced by music from the first half of the 20th century:

Carina and the Six String Preacher

Green Schwinn

Tyler Westcott and Friends

The Hot Club of Buffalo

French ConéXion