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.
In 2013 we celebrate our tenth anniversary! As always, activities for participating musicians will be held on the campus of Smith College in beautiful Northampton, Massachusetts. 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. Pioneer Valley locals will have other ways to get in on the week's activities, including our grand finale of weekend concerts, which this year will be held at the historic Academy of Music.
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