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DjangoFest NorthWest: Bistro String Trio & Pino Noir

September 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley          —

The sheer joy of improvisation inherent in the Bistro String Trio’s DNA is what makes the BST unique. Both Michael Gray and Julian Smedley are melodic improvisors par excellence; Michael with his 25 plus years in Pearl Django; Julian through his association with the Hot Club of San Francisco and a 30 year career in composing and performing jazz classics; and James Hinkley, who is equally at home playing the Korngold cello concerto as he is with soloing and arranging jazz standards.

Pino Noir is a red-hot electric gypsy jazz quartet, led by Los Angeles-born guitarist Luca Pino. This fiery quartet brings unique and inspired arrangements of music by Django Reinhardt, with unbridled sound and style. These young musicians expertly brew a cutting combination of bebop and swing, all the while maintaining an authentic identity in the gypsy jazz style of the 30s and 40s.

Information and tickets: www.djangofest.com


September 22, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm