now celebrating its ninth year of bringing gypsy jazz performers to
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (Langley, WA), has proven to be the
premier showcase of gypsy jazz in North America, presenting some of the
biggest names in the genre to thousands of enthusiastic fans.
In addition to Romane
and Richard Manetti, this year’s lineup includes: Ensemble Zaiti
(featuring DFNW favorites Adrien
Moignard, Cédric Ricard, Mathieu Chatelain, and Jérémie Arranger), Gonzalo
Bergara Quartet, Stephane Wrembel Quartet, Howard Alden with
Bria Skonberg, Hot Club of Detroit, Pearl Django, Van Django, The Marc
Atkinson Trio, Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble,
Billet-Deux, Hot Club Sandwich, The Djangomatics, Dennis Chang, and
Mango fan Django.
Many of these fine performers will be conducting
workshops and, as always, the djamming will go non-stop for