Rogue Folk holiday favourites Van Django return to the club next week with their beloved concert for the festival season.
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 hot jazz style. 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 every time they’ve performed at the Rogue — and that’s a lot of times now! — the band returns to the Mel Lehan Hall again this year 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 1930s Quintet of the Hot Club of France. On stage, “they effortlessly whip the audience into a joyful frenzy,” according to Nick Lehr of Djangofest. “Attending a Van Django concert is the most fun you can have sitting down with your clothes on.”
The perfect answer to the winter’s chill is to come share some hot and swinging Christmas cheer with Van Django Bells this year!