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Life & Music of Django Reinhardt w/ Montana Manouche
January 23 @ 7:00pm
On Wednesday, January 23rd, local Gypsy Jazz ensemble Montana Manouche will present “The Life & Music of Django Reinhardt” in honor of Reinhardt’s 108th birthday. The event will feature a concert of his music, preceded by a presentation of his fascinating life story.
Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French musician and composer who created the unique style of music known as Jazz Manouche, or Gypsy Jazz. Based in Paris, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and the Hot Club of France were the most influential of the European WWII-era jazz ensembles. This joyous and emotive style of music is performed and enjoyed all over the world. The members of Bozeman-based Montana Manouche are lead guitarist Dave Sullivan, violinist Nancy Padilla, rhythm guitarist Ray Padilla, and bassist Mike Carey.
The presentation will begin at 7pm, followed by a brief intermission. The concert portion of the evening will begin at about 7:30pm. This wonderful evening event is FREE and open to the public. To learn more about the group, please visit www.montanamanouche.com. •