The 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest returns this Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 27, with a tuned-in lineup from around the globe celebrating the music and legacy Django Reinhardt. Although the Creative Alliance is hosting this year’s Djangofest virtually, the talent, energy, and music promise to be just as powerful as previous years.
An unparalleled lineup of the top Django jazz artists in the world have recorded new sets of music for this special kickoff concert. Hosted by Django Jazz Fest Artistic Director, Michael Joseph Harris, this concert will feature a jaw-dropping lineup of musicians, including:
Jimmy Grant, Tommy Davy, Luanne Homzy (Los Angeles, USA) plus Miklos Lakatos (Budapest, Hungary)
London Django Collective (London, England)
Mogeli and Justin Geisler Trio (Netherlands)
Tcha Limberger and Les Violons de Bruxelle (Brussels, Belgium)
Adrien Moignard Trio w/Mathieu Chatelain Jérémie Arranger (Paris, France)
A series of Zoom-based workshops on guitar, violin, and mandolin will appeal to various skill levels. You can join for one, a few, or a full day of licks and learning.
Broadcast live from Baltimore’s famed Creative Alliance Theater and filmed in incredible HD with four cameras, nine of Baltimore’s finest swing musicians will be featured. They’ll celebrate “Django & His American Friends,” the recordings made by Django between 1935 and 1938 which found Django Reinhardt collaborating with such heavy-hitters as Coleman Hawkins and Eddie South.
Festival Schedule-6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest
FRI FEB 26 | 7:30PM EST | Festival Kickoff Concert! – 7:30PM Friday Concert
SAT FEB 27 | 11AM EST | Jason Anick Violin Workshop – Jason Anick – Jazz violin
SAT FEB 27 | 12PM EST | Russell Welch & Molly Reeves New Orleans Swing Guitar – Guitarists Russell Welch & Molly Reeves – New Orleans swing guitar
SAT FEB 27 | 1PM EST | Evan Price Violin Workshop – Evan Price from Hot Club of San Francisco – Stephane Grappelli style violin
SAT FEB 27 | 2PM EST | Isaac Eicher Mandolin Workshop – Mandolinist Isaac Eicher: Gypsy and modern jazz licks on the mando
SAT FEB 27 | 3PM EST | Jimmy Grant & Tommy Davy Hungarian Guitar Workshop – Guitarists Jimmy Grant & Tommy Davy – Traditional Hungarian music on guitar
SAT FEB 27 | 4PM EST | Christine Tassan Guitar Workshop – Guitarist Christine Tassan
SAT FEB 27 | 5:30PM EST | Siv Lie History Lecture – Siv Lie – History Lecture
SAT FEB 27 | 7:30 EST | Saturday Night LIVE Concert from Baltimore – Saturday Live Concert
This year’s Charm City Django Jazz Fest promises to deliver another fantastic jazz manouche filled weekend.
6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival
The Creative Alliance
Friday, Feb. 26
Show @ 7:30pm
Friday Concert: $30, $25 mbrs
Saturday, Feb. 27
Workshops @ 11am
Show @ 7:30pm
Saturday Workshops, per: $35, $30 mbrs
Saturday Concert: $25, $22 mbrs
Here are a few photos from Djangofest weekends past. (copyright and courtesy of Mark Caicedo)