DjangoVegas! returns to downtown Las Vegas June 22 to celebrate the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present. The John Jorgenson Quintet, Stephane Wrembel and his band, and Hot Club of Las Vegas will perform at the Historic Fifth Street School at 401 S. Fourth St.
Preconcert cocktails and entertainment by the Icy Hot Club will begin at 5 p.m. in the outdoor courtyard, with beverages and food available for purchase. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets, priced at $10 in advance and $15 on event day, may be purchased online at www.artslasvegas.org or by calling 702-229-3515.
The John Jorgenson Quintet features virtuoso guitarist John Jorgenson, a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters and a six-year member of Elton John’s band.
French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel built his reputation as a stylist in the mode of the iconic 1930s French guitarist Django Reinhardt . Wrembel composed the popular “Bistro Fada” for Woody Allen’s 2011 movie “Midnight in Paris.”
Gypsy jazz band, Hot Club of Las Vegas, features Cuba native Noybel Gorgoy as lead singer. Hawaiian guitarist Mundo Juillerat, Christopher Davis (bass), Gabriel Santana Falcon (percussion), Marlow Valentin (guitar) and Adrianna Thurber (violin) provide the rest of the talent for th e local band.