Join the jam and get your tickets and hotel accommodations now for the Northwest’s gypsy jazz event of the year.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley announces the 13th Annual DjangoFest Northwest, which happens from Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 22 at WICA. Tickets are on sale now at tickets.wicaonline.com.
DjangoFest Northwest is truly proud to present one of the most respected names in Gypsy Jazz music, headliner Fapy Lafertin of Holland. Laftertin will be joined by Tcha Limberger of Belgium. Limberger mesmerized last year’s audience with his violin virtuosity and his is a performance not to be missed.
New to the DjangoFest lineup this year are guitarist Olli Soikkeli, a 23-year-old from Finland; and the group Brishen, fronted by one of Canada’s most exceptional young musicians, the 17-year-old guitarist Quinn Bachand, and violinist Richard Moody, a veteran of the Canadian folk music scene.
Several DjangoFest favorites will be returning with a few new names, including Gonzalo Bergara with New Hot Club of America; Kruno Spisic with Filip Novosel; Tommy Davy with Trio Dinicu; and Whidbey Island musicians James Hinkley with Gloria Ferry-Brennan and Levi Burkle, as 3 Cent Stamp.
WICA also welcomes back the perennial favorites: John Jorgenson Quintet; Pearl Django; Caravan with Marc Atkinson and Daniel Lapp; and the Denis Chang Quartet. Included in this line-up is the return of the eclectic group, Fishtank Ensemble.
Following last year’s success, workshops and presentations have expanded and are offered not only to guitarists and violinists, but to the general public, as well. Entertaining and instructive, these presentations give the festival participant a unique chance to interact with their favorite artists.
Tickets range in price from $32 to $70 and are available online here, or by calling the WICA Ticket Office at (800) 638-7631.
For Festival information, including artist line up, workshops, bios, music, and videos, and tickets www.wicaonline.com.
(Pictured at top, Pearl Django./Photo courtesy of WICA)