January 25 - 27, 2013
The Freight swings like it’s never swung before when the Esprit de Django et Stephane Festival sets the stage sizzling with three nights of music and a free Saturday open house featuring workshops, performances, and a panel discussion inspired and influenced by the legendary jazz band, Quintette du Hot Club de France. Fronted by gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and virtuoso violinist Stephane Grappelli, the Paris-based combo revolutionized jazz in the 1930s and 40s by applying an irresistible, string-fueled propulsion to the more sedate big-band sound of the time. This weekend’s festival showcases some modern heirs of Django and Stephane’s hot jazz sound, including festival house band George Cole & Eurocana who open all three nights of the festival, and pre-show entertainment in lobby from Douce Ambiance w/ Bobbi Nikles on Friday, Tangonero on Saturday, and Hot Club of Marin on Sunday.
Friday, January 25, 8pm showtime:
Saturday, January 26, noon - 4pm:
Hot Fiddle "How To" with Elana James, 11 am - 11:50 am and 12 pm - 12:50 pm
Saturday, January 26, 8pm showtime:
Sunday, January 27, 8pm showtime:
Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.