Renowned gypsy swing band Djug Django will play a free concert in Ford Hall On March 19, 2012 at 8:15pm
Joining them as a special guest will be Ithaca College School of Music professor Frank Gabriel Campos on trumpet.
Djug Django is largely devoted to the music of Django Reinhardt, the legendary gypsy guitarist of the 1930’s hot jazz scene in Paris, but the band’s influences encompass many different types of music that are combined in wonderfully creative ways. From the great songs of the Swing Era including legends like Ellington, Gershwin, and Fats
Waller, to Brazilian and Argentine classics sung in Spanish and Portuguese, and even wonderful original music, the band is known for its exciting performances, exquisite taste, and uniquely relaxed vibe.
The members of Djug Django are among the busiest working musicians in the Northeast, constantly playing every kind of music from jazz to swing to folk to world music to jug band. When they come together to play, each brings his special background and influences to the music.
The members of Djug Django are Harry Aceto, guitar; Doug Robinson, guitar and vocals; Dave Davies, guitar, trombone and vocals; Brian Earle, clarinet; Eric Aceto, violin; Chad Lieberman, piano; and Al Hartland. The amazing Jim Sherpa plays a genuine washtub bass, adding that special down home flavor.
Trumpeter Frank Campos has always been a favorite guest of the band. “We love working with Frank,” says band leader Doug Robinson. “There is a special synergy with the band. Our past concerts together have been just incredible. We are all looking forward to it!”
More info about the band can be found at: http://www.watershed-arts.com/
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Originally published in Intercom: Renowned gypsy swing band Djug Django will play a free concert in Ford Hall On March 19, 2012 at 8:15pm.