Welcome! Thanks for visiting. Django in June is New England's premier occasion to celebrate, study and just plain enjoy the musical tradition associated with the inimitable Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. That tradition is now known by many names: Gypsy jazz, hot (or Hot Club) jazz, Gypsy swing, jazz gitan... Whatever you call it, it offers one of the most ebullient, accessible and unique jazz styles on the planet.
Our flagship offering is Django Camp, which gives musicians the opportunity to immerse themselves in Gypsy jazz for 5 days under the tutelage of world-class artists from both sides of the Atlantic. The event is mostly held on the campus of Smith College in Northampton, MA, where Django Camp participants eat, sleep, study and "djam" to their heart's content. To learn more about Django Camp, have a peek under the For Musicians tab at the top of the page.
Pioneer Valley locals and visitors can get in on the act by attending our grand finale of weekend concerts at the historic Academy of Music in downtown Northampton, MA.
Much of the information on the website at this point (fall and early winter of 2014) pertains to last year's event. Please visit again after the first of the new year for updated information on the artists we'll be featuring in 2015. Then plan to join us! Whether you do so for a full week or a few splendid hours, I so look forward to sharing another Django in June with you!
Allons-y mes amis!
andrew AT communityguitar DOT com