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Django's Tiger

Django's Tiger is a Cambridge-based band playing swinging gypsy jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. The band typically plays as an instrumental quartet, with two guitars, string bass and clarinet, or a quintet with singer. This music grew out of a melting pot of American swing jazz of the 1920s to 40s, Parisian "musette" dancehall music, and traditional gypsy songs. It is melodic, fun, and still widely used for swing dancing and lindy-hop. The band's repertoire includes standards from the 1920s to the 1950s and a selection of contemporary gypsy music. In the last couple of years, the band has played at Bestival, Camp Bestival, Strawberry Fair and the Cambridge Big Weekend, and performed live sets for Cambridge TV and Cambridge 105

Earlier Event: 5 May
Later Event: 19 May
Tom Colborn