Django Reinhardt Birthday Celebration
January 19, 2024 @ 8:00 pm $20
Join Djangophonique and special TBA guests in celebration of Django Reinhardt’s legacy of music that is still alive and evolving 114 years after he was born.
Djangophonique is an award winning band led by guitar player Andrew Brown. With over a decade of national touring experience, Brown is no stranger to the stage and delivers every performance with personality and enigmatic charm. A true disciple of the style, Brown has spent countless hours immersing himself in the language of Django Reinhardt’s jazz manouche, and he’s joined on stage by bandmates that match his skill and passion for the material. The core group includes Tyler Rindo on clarinet, Nick Martin on rhythm guitar, and Jorian Olk-Szost on upright bass. In 2023, Djangophonique began collaborating with vocalist Katie Smith, whose playful charm and soulful delivery channel the mystery and appeal of an unplaceable era of aching and entrancing nostalgia. Djangophonique, having already achieved the tricky feat of bringing an instrumental style of music to large stages and events, is excited to reach even broader audiences, bridge generational gaps, and find greater musical heights and depths with the addition of Katie’s effortlessly light yet deeply expressive voice. The result is a sound that’s unmistakable to fans of the music, and alluring to the uninitiated—a sound that can bring the lively energy of a parisian dance hall to the quietest listening room or captivate a buzzing festival audience with a shimmering ballad. With respect for the tradition and a fearless creativity that bends the conventions of the style, Djangophonique is keeping the Hot Club revival alive and well.