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Django à Gogo Music Festival
Jan 19 - Jan 21
Back by popular demand, this year marks the 2nd edition of the Django a Gogo Los Angeles, a music festival dedicated to the art of the greatest guitar master who ever lived: Django Reinhardt. This one-of-a-kind 3-day festival features a stellar lineup, including the internationally acclaimed Stephane Wrembel Band, the enchanting Aurore Voilqué from France on violin, the charismatic Simba Baumgartner from France on guitar (Django Reinhardt’s great-Grandson), the vivacious Russell Welsh hailing from the heart of New Orleans, Baltimore-based guitar virtuoso Sam Farthing, Tommy Davy on guitar, Luanne Homzy on violin (the two are part of the LA-based Trio Dinicu, specialized in Eastern European Gypsy Folk).
Nightly concerts are headlined by The Stephane Wrembel Band with special guests. The repertoire follows the Django canon and veers into reinterpretation, improvisation and interplay between musicians from various backgrounds.
Daily Master Classes deliver a first-class music program providing musicians of all levels and instruments access to the greatest knowledge and teachers available. The program focuses mainly on the musical style of Django Reinhardt.
Jam sessions (free) are scheduled for 5pm on Saturday, January 20 and 3pm Sunday, January 21. No registration is required to participate, just bring your own instruments. Sessions take place in lounge or outside (weather dependent).