September 11, 2018 - Dances

Swing Dance

Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Institute of Musical Traditions

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 advance

http://www.imtfolk.org

 


 

Advance tickets available HERE for $20

 

Institute of Musical Traditions is proud to present a special Gypsy Jazz Swing Dance with Grammy Award-winner John Jorgenson and the John Jorgenson Quintet!

 

At 7:30 pm the night begins with an hour-long dance workshop, and then at 8.30pm the DANCE BEGINS! (but don't worry, we'll have plenty of seating if you're still not quite ready to take the floor!)

 

John Jorgenson’s style has been called “Gypsy Jazz” after the dynamic string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris, but John Jorgenson’s compositions draw in elements from Latin, Romanian, Classical, Rock and Greek music, so “21st Century World Music” is perhaps a more apt description.

 

The John Jorgenson Quintet is the only American act to ever headline the prestigious Django Reinhardt Memorial Festival in France, and has been featured at other “Djangofests” in the US, UK, Germany and Canada. For the films Gattaca and Head in the Clouds, Jorgenson was tapped to recreate Django’s music, and in the latter he even appeared onscreen as Django with stars Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz.

 

At performances of the John Jorgenson Quintet, audiences are awestruck by not only Jorgenson’s skillful guitar playing, but the solo clarinet and bouzouki as well. Djangobooks perfectly articulates, “If he comes around, don’t miss him. The show is golden. The music soars.”

 

Visit John's website at www.johnjorgenson.com.

 

For a calendar view of all the September dances, visit the September "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."