DJANGOFEST NORTHWEST 2012 LINEUP ANNOUNCED
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is proud to announce the 12th Annual DjangoFest Northwest. This year, DjangoFest runs Wednesday, September 19 through Sunday, September 23 at WICA. Tickets are on sale now at wicaonline.com.
DjangoFest Northwest at WICA is considered by many to be the premier showcase for Gypsy Jazz in North America, having presented some of the biggest names in the genre to thousands of enthusiastic participants. This year continues that tradition with a stellar lineup featuring the return of Paulus Schafer and Tim Kliphuis, two of Holland’s finest players. From Belgium, we welcome the gifted Tcha Limberger together with Lollo Meier, another Dutch master. Joscho Stephan, a Gypsy virtuoso from Germany, is not to be missed. Robin Nolan is returning with a new act and a special duet with Limberger; John Jorgenson with his powerhouse quintet; Gonzalo Bergara Quartet featuring his incredible new material; and the Hot Club of Detroit, guaranteed to put on a blistering performance. Pearl Django returns with Martin Taylor. Other local favorites are Billet-Deux and the new Greg Ruby Quartet. The up and coming Jimmy Grant makes his Northwest debut with his young all-star quartet featuring festival favorites Tommy Davy and Annie Staninec. Dutch trio Zazi is in the line up and making her Northwest debut, Cyrille Aimée with Brazilian nylon master Diego Figueiredo. Greenwich, Connecticut-born Whit Smith plays along with Matt Munisteri and Beau Sample. Last year’s sensation, the father son duo from Paris, Antoine and Sebastien Boyer will be on the stage Friday night.
Following last year’s success, we’ve expanded the workshops and presentations, not only to guitarists and violinists, but to the GENERAL PUBLIC as well. All the workshops are available for all patrons but of special interest might be Tcha Limberger’s Master Class presented on the WICA Mainstage. Entertaining and instructive, these presentations give the festivalgoer a unique chance to interact with their favorite artists.
Tickets range in price from $32 to $70 and are available online at wicaonline.com or by calling the WICA Ticket Office at (800) 638-7631.
For Festival information, including artist line up, workshops, bios, music, and videos, and tickets please visit wicaonline.com.
DJANGOFEST NORTHWEST 2012 – FACT SHEET
WHAT: DjangoFest Northwest, now celebrating its twelfth year of bringing Gypsy Jazz performers to Whidbey Island, has proven to be the premier showcase of Gypsy Jazz in North America, presenting some of the biggest names and brightest stars in the genre to thousands of enthusiastic fans.
WHERE: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, Washington 98260
WHEN: September 19 – 23, 2012
Evening performances (Wed – Sat) at 8pm
Matinee performances (Fri – Sun) at 3pm
Sunday evening performance at 7pm
CREATIVE TEAM: Stacie Burgua (Executive Director)
Nick Lehr (Artistic Director)
TICKETS: Tickets range in price from $32 to $70 and are available online at wicaonline.com or
by calling (800) 638-7631.
CONCERT SCHEDULE: (see wicaonline for workshop schedule)
WED, Sep 19 @ 8 PM Greg Ruby Quartet, Hot Club Detroit
THU, Sep 20 @ 8 PM Billet Deux, Cyrille Aimée and Diego Figueiredo
FRI, Sep 21 @ 3 PM Jimmy Grant Quartet, Pearl Django with Martin Taylor
FRI, Sep 21 @ 8 PM Antoine and Sebastien Boyer with Simon Planting and special guest Robin Nolan, Lollo Meier and Tcha Limberger
SAT, Sep 22 @ 3 PM Joscho Stephan, John Jorgenson Quintet
SAT, Sep 22 @ 8 PM Robin Nolan and Tcha Limberger, Paulus Schäfer and Tim Kliphuis with special guest Gonzalo Bergara
SUN, Sep 23 @ 3 PM Whit Smith and Matt Munisteri with Beau Sample, Robin Nolan Trio
SUN, Sep 23 @ 7 PM Zazí, Gonzalo Bergara Quartet with special guests John Jorgenson and Joscho Stephan and more!