Hello fellow Djangophiles,
Here in Boulder County, Colorado there is a thriving swing music community, much of it focusing on Django jazz. I recently won a small community arts grant from my hometown, the City of Longmont. With it we are putting on a full day of gypsy swing in the town's largest city park. We have five acts appearing. We've also teamed up with the local swing dance community and will be offering free dance lessons between sets. (The pavilion in which we'll be playing serves as the town ice rink in winter; there's plenty of room for Lindyhoppers!)
The event is being billed as "The First Annual Longmont Swing Festival",
The date is Saturday, August 13. Appearing are:
Dan Tulenko (musette accordion)
Deco Django, featuring David Williams
Blue Horizon (gypsy swing and dawg music)
The Hot Club of Boulder
Mango fan Django, featuring Archtop Eddie
All the musicians reside in Boulder County except Mango fan Django, who are coming from Colorado Springs. We're hoping for an audience of 300 or so.
If you're within driving distance we'd love to see you and meet you there.
For anyone interested in putting on such a local event, I want to say that the city government has bent over backwards to help us put this event together.
Hot Club of Boulder