Tickets are now on sale at www.artslasvegas.org for Django Vegas!, a gypsy jazz concert, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Historic Fifth Street School, located at 401 S. Fourth St. tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
The concert will celebrate the work of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present, and will feature Robin Nolan, Icy Hot Club and the Hot Club of Las Vegas. Food and Django merchandise will be available for purchase, with pre-concert cocktails beginning at 5 p.m. For more information call (702)229-3515.
Robin Nolan, one of the world’s best known gypsy jazz guitarists, has been lauded by Willie Nelson, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and the late George Harrison. Robin Nolan became one of Harrison’s favorite guitarists and was his “secret weapon” at many a party thrown at his English country estate Friar Park.
While Nolan’s inspiration lies in Gypsy Jazz, Latin and Hot Club de France, he has a decidedly contemporary feel and fires up his music with his own expressive compositions. Backed by his trio’s hypnotic rhythms, his rippling melodic ideas and solos set him apart from his contemporaries. Nolan has recently signed to Dhani Harrison’s Hot Records and released his new album, ‘Gypsy Blue,’ in July 2013.
The Robin Nolan Trio is a favorite at Jazz festivals and has played at some of the most prestigious musical events in some 25 countries around the world. Nolan is joined by his brother Kevin on rhythm guitar and Arnoud van den Berg on bass, as the trio takes the music of Django Reinhardt into the 21st century. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hot Club of Las Vegas is a popular local band that performs original compositions as well as the music of Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, The Rosenberg Trio and other performers past and present. The Hot Club of Las Vegas, features Hawaiian guitarist Mundo Juillerat, Adrianna Thurber on violin, Pepe Jimenez on percussion, Christopher Davis on bass and Marlow Valentin on guitar. For more information, visit www.hotclublv.com.
The Icy Hot Club is a Los Angeles-based group that plays modernized gypsy jazz music in the style of Django Reinhardt. The core group consists of guitarists Ethan Emerson and Ray Bergstrom, and bassist Benjamin May. For more information on the band, visit www.icyhotclub.com.