Welcome! Thanks for visiting. Django in June is New England's premier occasion to celebrate, study and just plain enjoy the musical tradition associated with the inimitable Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. That tradition is now known by many names: Gypsy jazz, hot (or Hot Club) jazz, Gypsy swing, jazz gitan... Whatever you call it, it offers one of the most ebullient, accessible and unique jazz styles on the planet.
Our flagship offering is Django Camp, which gives musicians the opportunity to immerse themselves in Gypsy jazz for 5 days under the tutelage of world-class artists from both sides of the Atlantic. The event is mostly held on the campus of Smith College in Northampton, MA, where Django Camp participants eat, sleep, study and "djam" to their heart's content. To learn more about Django Camp, have a peek under the For Musicians tab at the top of the page.
Pioneer Valley locals and visitors can get in on the act by attending our grand finale of weekend concerts at the historic Academy of Music in downtown Northampton, MA . On Friday, June 20th we will offer a double bill featuring Latcho Drom, Samson Schmitt and special guests. Our event closes out Saturday, June 21 with a return visit by contemporary Gypsy jazz greats, Les Doigts De L'Homme. For more info: Concerts.
Whether for a full week or for a few splendid hours, I so look forward to sharing another Django in June with you!
Allons-y mes amis!
andrew AT communityguitar DOT com