Gypsy jazz at Woodbridge

Gypsy jazz at Woodbridge

Django’s Tiger are an exciting group of young musicians who performed at West Winds Community Centre in Woodbridge last year.

They were sensational, so West Winds decided that they had to have them back to start off the jazz afternoons for 2019.
Djangos Tiger is not a cover band, they are immersed in the style and character of the music of Reinhardt and Grappelli, but they make it their own and enhance it with their own compositions.
Django’s Tiger formed in 2013 as a trio focusing on the Jazz Manouche swing music of Django Reinhardt, featuring Harry Edwards, Felicity Lovett, and Isaac Gee.
In 2016 the ensemble expanded to form a quintet with the addition of vocalist Jane Morris and violinist Charlie McCarthy.
The group performs regularly around the state, and features a repertoire of classic swing numbers, with the occasional waltz and ballad.
There is always plenty of opportunity for a dance, and each concert features countless violin and guitar improvisations and interactions.
Charlie McCarthy has played every imaginable music style, from performing with the Perth Symphony Orchestra to the Nullarbor Mountain Boys.
Charlie is completely at home with his violin wherever he is, and he is a perfect fit for Django’s Tiger.
Isaac Gee is the double bassist and his standout talent is wonderful.
He was recently awarded the Hobart Jazz Club young performers award for 2018 and is a definite asset.
Jane Morris is a flautist (or any instrument related to a flute) and vocalist and her voice blends with the other instruments to perfection.
Felicity Lovett on guitar adds real depth to their sound and everyone is delighted that she will be with the group this time.
Harry Edwards is a talented guitarist committed to gypsy jazz and his European and USA study experience has enhanced his skills both as a guitarist and a composer.
So, put them all together and there is a remarkably talented and entertaining gypsy jazz band.
They will be performing at West Winds Community Centre in Woodbridge (3528 Channel Hwy) on Sunday, March 24 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.
There will be a bar and some light refreshments available.

Pictured: Django’s Tiger will perform at West Winds, Woodbridge on Sunday afternoon, March 24th, and this collection of young musicians are a must see for anyone who loves gypsy jazz or Manouche. (PS)


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