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Los Angeles Django Reinhardt Festival

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, is proud to present the first edition of the Los Angeles Django Reinhardt Festival. Named after the pioneer of jazz guitar and the originator of « Gypsy Jazz », the festival carries on his profound legacy with an all-star list of instrumental artists who elevate the genre to the next level. Our headliner is Yorgui Loeffler, French Manouche guitarist in the style of Django, and rounding out the bill (also from France) are Samy Daussat, Noé Reinhardt, Frank Anastasio, Aurore Voilqué, Claudius Dupont, and LA-based band Trio Dinicu. The festival will also include master classes, lecture, film screening, guitar displays and vendors, and open jam.

Program

Saturday, June 17
10am-noon: Master Class with Yorgui Loeffler, Main Stage
11am-noon: Workshops by Frank Anastasio, Claudius Dupont, Noé Reinhardt,
Aurore Voilqué, TRK campus
1 pm: Film Screening, Les fils du vent by Bruno Le Jean, Main Stage
3 pm: Open Jam + guitar displays + vendors, TRK courtyard + Lounge
7 pm: Yorgui Loeffler Trio (with guest Tommy Davy), Main Stage
9 pm: Samy Daussat Quintette (Noé Reinhardt, Samy Daussat, Frank Anastasio, Claudius Dupont, Aurore Voilqué), Main Stage

Sunday, June 18
10 am-noon: Workshop Samy Daussat, Main Stage

2 pm: Lecture by Michael Dregni: Django and History of Jazz Manouche, Main Stage
3:30 pm: Free Open Jam + guitar displays + vendors, TRK courtyard + Lounge
7 pm: Trio Dinicu and Company, Yorgui Loeffler Trio
9 pm: Finale All-Star Session with Samy Daussat, Frank Anastasio, Noé Reinhardt, Aurore Voilqué, Yorgui Loeffler, and Tommy Davy