Django's Birthday Concert
with Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers" AND The Hot Tub of France
Sat, Jan 28 at 7pm
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. We are now accepting reservations for diners! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a table. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm. All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well.
Hot Club Swing musicians from around Puget Sound are coming together to celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 113th birthday! The concert will feature two bands, The Hot Tub of France and Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’, plus other musicians will make guest appearances.
Django was an itinerant Romani guitarist who earned international acclaim in the 1930’s. Many of his compositions became jazz classics and he is considered one of the top guitar soloists of all time. Duke Ellington called Django “the most creative jazz musician to originate anywhere outside the United States.” Decades later, Jerry Garcia said, “Nobody has really come to the state that he was playing at…nobody plays with the whole fullness of expression that Django had.”
The Hot Tub of France dares to ask: "What would Django Reinhardt play if he were alive today?" With one part Parissienne swing straight out of the 1940s, and another part 1950s bebop (but on accordion!), you'll somehow relax and perk right up at the same time–it's a hot tub for your ears. Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Romani campsite. Says violinist Ranger Sciacca: “Our goal is to feature as many great musicians and different instruments as we can!”