Club Django Sextet of Toronto

  • June 30
  • 6:15 pm
  • Festival Village
  • Free
  • June 30
  • 8:00 pm
  • Festival Village
  • Free

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In 1995, in Toronto, a group of Django Reinhardt's fans got together for the sheer enjoyment of playing the music of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. In time, a nucleus of these dedicated musicians decided to perform publicly and so the Club Django Sextet of Toronto was born.

In May 2000, the Sextet released its first CD, entitled A Tribute to the Hot Club de France. In April 2001, the CD received the Canadian Collectors' Congress Award for the Best Album 2000, Traditional / Classic Jazz Performance.

The players in the Sextet were John Farrell on lead guitar, Jonathan Marks on violin, Fabrice Sicco on accordion, Abbey Sholzberg on double bass, Tony Oldland and André Séguinot (the founder of the Sextet) on rhythm guitars. Gerry Duligal (accordion) and Rodion Boshoer (violin) joined the Sextet in 2001 and 2002. In the fall of 2003, the Club Django Sextet was nominated for the National Jazz Awards in the Best Acoustic Group category.

Unfortunately Andre Seguinot and Tony Oldland have passed away. Our esteemed guitarists are now Wayne Nakamura and Rachel Melas.

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