Presented by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts


Langley, Whidbey Island Washington

September
20th - 24th, 2017

 
 
 
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The seventeenth annual

DjangoFest Northwest

This September will mark the 17th annual DjangoFest Northwest. We’ve watched it grow from humble origins into five days of concerts and workshops, featuring dozens of world-class artists and thousands of attendees, making it the largest festival of Gypsy Jazz in North America!  This coming DFNW promises to once again bring together the world’s best and brightest musicians, a constellation of stars featuring both old friends and new.

 
 
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Opening Night

Wednesday @ 6:30 pm, patio opens @ 6:00
with pizza and beverages for sale throughout

FREE patio party
to open this year's
festival!

What better way to start off our 17th Annual DjangoFest NW than with a D’jammin’ block party? WICA encourages Langley residents and our DjangoFest guests to kick off their shoes for a night of fun and festivity before we dive into our all-star concert lineup.

No ticket? No problem! The evening will include a free outdoor performance by Seattle swing band Good Company.

There will also be a beer garden featuring selections from Diamond Knot Brewery, as well as pizza for purchase. So come by and unwind, we would love to see you! 

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Seattle six piece Good Co is the United States' first live Electro Swing Band. That new old sound, Electro Swing combines the era of illicit booze, jitterbugging flappers, and underground speakeasies with the funky beats and the electric sound of today's dance music. At Good Co performances it's quite common for such things as beatboxing harmonica jams, onstage dance parties, and crowd sing-alongs to spontaneously break out.

As the United States' first Electro Swing Band, Good Co is proud to present this new genre to hep cats everywhere. Pounding dance beats are mixed with gypsy jazz guitar riffs, samples from the past turned on their head along with a live horn section make for the best sounding dance party this side of the 1920s

 
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Schedule of Events

The
Artists

DjangoFest Northwest is one of the longest established Gypsy Jazz festivals in North America and this year’s lineup, along with the workshops, is one the best yet - guaranteed to be an exciting and informative time for everyone!

And, as always, numerous impromptu Djams spring-up wherever one turns, as the entire village of Langley (Djangley), on beautiful Whidbey Island, (a short ferry ride from Seattle) gets into the full swing of things.  Please come join us for another unforgettable musical experience, guaranteed to put a tap in your foot and a grin on your face!

 

 

 

 

 

Samson Schmitt

 

 

 

 

Tim Kliphuis

 

 

 

 

Panche Weiss

 

 

 

 

Mozes Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

Joscho Stephan

 

 

 

 

Robin Nolan Trio

 

 

 

 

Trio Dinicu

 

 

 

 

Black Market Trust

 

 

 

 

Benji Winterstein

 

 

 

 

Johnny Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

Olli Soikkeli

 

 

 

 

Christine Tassan
et les Imposteures

 

 

 

 

Hot Club Sandwich

 

 

 

 

Occidental Gypsy

 

 

 

 

Simon Planting

 

 

 

 

Arnoud van den Berg

 

 

 

 

Julien Labro

 

 

 

 

Antoine & Samuelito

 

 

 

 

Hot Club of Troy

 

 

 

 

EVM All-Stars

Featuring Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews

 

Henry Acker
2017 DjangoFest Saga
Award-winner!