Django Reinhardt Birthday Celebration (1/25/20)

Django Reinhardt Birthday Celebration (1/25/20)

Saturday, January 25th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$45 ADV / $49 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Django Reinhardt Birthday Celebration
Django Reinhardt Birthday Celebration
Join The Freight to celebrate the life and music of Django Reinhardt with three days of shows and workshops. Festival Artistic Director Paul Mehling and The Freight’s program director Peter Williams have assembled an all-star, international lineup of musicians.
Biréli Lagrène Trio
Biréli Lagrène Trio
What is left today of the child prodigy that was Biréli Lagrène? - A wonderful musician, a magician of the guitar 's most dazzling, a "choreographer" of the six-strings as they are currently on the fingers of one hand.

From the beginning, music was his language, and the Reinhardt school. Destiny inevitable when one is born, like him, in Alsace (1966), which comes from the large gypsy family, and the chance that identifies you as a gifted in this area. Spirit quicksilver Biréli pigera quickly history. Beyond rigor which was that of learning (with his father and with his brother), this incredible blend of strength and precision Lagrène the badge will grace never forget the essential: "Django m 'helped to see what is happening elsewhere," he likes to recall. This great lesson of freedom, he was able to capture like no other, his first major public benefits (including Montreux, 1981) offer a striking testimony.