Jan. 18-21, 2024
Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) was a Manouche (French Roma) child-prodigy who became a master musician at a very early age, possibly the first guitar virtuoso in jazz. Coming from an extremely musical family, he was surrounded, influenced and taught by some amazingly gifted and highly-respected musicians. Mostly known for his guitar virtuosity, he is also regarded as the originator of the musical genre Jazz Manouche, where the guitar is front and center (in contrast to most other kinds of jazz of his time where brass instruments were usually playing the melodies and solos). Reinhardt created the Hot Club de France Quintet, with a format still used in the genre with all acoustic stringed instruments.
Join The Freight to celebrate the life and music of Django Reinhardt with four days of shows and workshops. Festival Artistic Director Paul Mehling and The Freight’s Artistic Director Peter Williams have assembled an all-star, international lineup of musicians.
All shows take place at Freight & Salvage in the Littlefield Room, our state of the art listening room
Three Day Passes available for $100 (plus fees, advance purchase only).