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. Pioneer Valley locals will have other ways to get in on the week's activities, including our grand finale of weekend concerts at the historic Academy of Music in downtown Northampton, MA.
You are welcome to surf this website, but please be aware that unless otherwise indicated, the information pertains to past years. By early January 2014 much of the staff will have been hired, the website will have been updated and we'll start taking Django Camp registrations. If you'd like a heads up at that point (and you are not already on our mailing list) please jot me a note to that effect and I'll be sure to keep you in the loop.
Whether for a full week or for a few splendid hours, I so look forward to sharing another Django in June with you in 2014!
Allons-y mes amis!
andrew AT communityguitar DOT com