Django at the cafe (Gipsy jazz and small plates) – 29 July SOLD-OUT

July 29, 2024 7:00 PM

Django at the cafe (Gipsy jazz and small plates) – 29 July SOLD-OUT

July 29, 2024 7:00 PM

After the extraordinary success of the 2023 Django series, we are rolling it out in the new year with a series of new dates. What’s more, we are introducing a new selection of mediterranean dishes to complement the music. Arguably the best option to spend a Monday evening in London! 

Django Reinhardt was a groundbreaking and influential jazz guitarist who lived from 1910 to 1953. Born in Belgium and raised in France, Reinhardt was of Romani descent and became known for his incredible talent despite a tragic event that severely damaged two fingers of his left hand. Reinhardt developed a unique style of playing that combined his virtuosic technique with the expressive melodies of Romani music and the swing rhythms of jazz. He co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with violinist Stéphane Grappelli, popularizing the genre of gypsy jazz. Reinhardt’s contributions to jazz guitar and his innovative improvisations continue to inspire musicians around the world.

Join us as we celebrate Django’s iconic artistry with a night of hot swing in the downstairs bar of the cafe. Our talented musicians draw inspiration from modern manouche, traditional Django and even classical greats, creating a special homage to the legendary guitarist.

Ray Rafols, violin
Cornelius Corkery, guitar
Harry Diplock, guitar
Toby Yapp, bass

Doors open at 7:00pm for signature cocktails and small plates bistrot food followed by two jazz sessions starting at 7:30pm and 8:30pm respectively.

Please note: this is a relaxed performance and not a formal concert. 
 Food will be available to buy on the evening but is not included in the ticket price.