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Van Django’s ‘Cool Yule’
December 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST$10
Renowned for the quality of their musicianship and as great entertainers, Van Django‘s variety 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 gypsy jazz style. Folks of all ages can celebrate the season at this fun and festive yule-time show. Joining Van Django’s violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels will be guitarist Andy Hillhouse and stellar vocalist L.J. Mounteney.
A huge success when they performed the show at the St James Hall at Christmas in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, the band returns for a virtual concert this year! This will be the only performance in the area. Or any area, for that matter.
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, Stephane Grappelli and the 1930’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France. On stage, “they effortlessly whip the audience into a joyful frenzy. Watching a Van Django concert is the most fun you can have sitting down with your clothes on.” – Nick Lehr (Djangofest).
The perfect answer to the COVID-19 blues is to experence some hot and swinging Christmas cheer with Van Django!
This concert is made possible in part by support from the CANADIAN HERITAGE Arts Presentation Fund.