Van Django, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Renowned for the quality of their musicianship and as great entertainers, Van Django delivers a unique mix of nostalgic favourites, jazz standards, pop tunes, classical elements, and sing-alongs - always with a few surprises - in swinging gypsy jazz style. The band features violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels.
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 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France. On stage, "they effortlessly whip the audience into a joyful frenzy. Attending a Van Django concert is the most fun you can have sitting down with your clothes on." - Nick Lehr (Djangofest).
Also on the bill this evening: Christine Tassan et les Imposteures (see previous page for full description of this amazing band from Quebec!)
Company B Jazz Band is a lively Vancouver-based vintage jazz and swing band featuring a female vocal trio. The group got together in 2007 having been inspired by the Andrews and Boswell Sisters, and have been enthusiastically entertaining folks ever since. Marked by a blend of excellent musicianship, an evident love for the music they perform, tightness, spontaneity, a sharp image, and just the right amount of humour, Company B Jazz Band has had the pleasure of performing for listeners and dancers of all ages all over British Columbia, Washington, and California, and has released 3 albums to date.