The Annual Celebration Will Feature Three Bands With Female Lead Singers
DjangoVegas! returns to the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., Saturday, June 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual musical celebration pays tribute to the roots, origins and established figures of gypsy jazz. This year, the lineup includes Cyrille Aimée, The Lost Fingers and Hot Club of Las Vegas; all three are led by female vocalists. Tickets are $25 plus tax and fees for all ages.
Compared to Ella Fitzgerald by the Wall Street Journal and called a “rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers” by the New York Times, Cyrille Aimée is a winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Female Vocal Competition and Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. She has ventured from singing on street corners to performing at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals. Her fresh, creative vocal approach honors tradition while blazing in intoxicating new directions, making her one of the most creative jazz artists in decades.
The Lost Fingers, an acoustic quartet, has a love of classic gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘80s pop hits; their shows and recordings take listeners on a musical journey through everything from AC/DC to Django Reinhardt. Their irresistible throwback sound and style has captured listeners worldwide leading them to over 400,000 albums sold.
Local gypsy jazz band and festival alumni, The Hot Club of Las Vegas, will return once again. The band, which started as a passion project, performs gypsy jazz music past and present as well as boleros, flamenco, rhumbas and more.
Bistro boxes, which will include a main dish, side dish and dessert, as well as soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits will be available for purchase. Parking will be available in the garage between Third and Fourth streets at Clark Avenue. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For tickets and more information for this and other events, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).