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Django Reinhardt Celebration w/ Montana Manouche & Hot Club of Cowtown
January 26 @ 7:00pm
Montana Manouche presents their 5th annual concert celebrating the birthday and music of Django Reinhardt. This year’s concert features Austin-based hot jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown. Voted Ameripolitan Western Swing Group of the Year 2015 and inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2004, HCCT has toured with Bob Dylan and others and represented Texas music throughout the world for the US State Department from Azerbaijan to the Sultanate of Oman. Eleven studio albums, a global following, and the relentless passion of its live shows are the band’s continuing trademark. Montana Manouche will open the show.
Born on January 23, 1910, Django Reinhardt created the genre of music known as Jazz Manouche (or Gypsy Jazz). With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the first to play jazz that featured the guitar and violin as lead instruments. Reinhardt was a prolific composer, and you’ll hear many of his remarkable and enduring tunes at the concert. Dancers are welcome.