VAN DJANGO – Friday March 21, 2014

Van Django

Friday March 21, 2014 7:30 pm


Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada’s most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels. Their music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining their roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

They were such a hit in NOCCA’s 2007 season, last year’s audience survey securely placed them on the “back by popular demand” list. While versatility and variety makes  them stand out from their European counterparts, they still cling to their gypsy jazz roots – music inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. They are regulars at Canadian jazz festivals, and have also accompanied the Quiring Chamber Players, been guests of the Electra Women’s Choir, and appeared with the Vancouver Bach Choir.

Concert Program:

McHugh/ Fields Exactly Like You
Cameron Wilson Tea For Three
Birelli Lagrene Made In France
Lulu Reinhardt Lulu’s Swing
Antonin Dvořák Humoresque
De Sylva/ Rose/ Jolson Avalon
Lennon/ McCartney Norwegian Wood
Arr. Van Django Django TV
Lockhart/ Seitz The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
– Intermission –
Django Reinhardt Vette
FInn Manniche Waltz In The Shape Of A Tree
Bruce/ Brown/arr. Van Django White Room
Mack/ Brown/ Dabney Shine
Budge Schachte Esteban
Beethoven/arr. Van Django A Fist Of Beethoven
Django Reinhardt Heavy Artillery
Django Reinhardt Impromptu

Adults – $35 Under 18 – $17.50
Students on the eyeGo program – $5

Purchase tickets at:

Phone: (250) 549-SHOW (7469)

– or –

Visit The Performing Arts Centre Foyer
3800-34th Street, Vernon
All concerts are held in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.