Welcome to DjangoFest 2013!
Patrus 53 had a chance to sit down with the great Fapy Lafertin after this year's DjangoFest Northwest. Hear what Fapy has to say about playing in America and check out some great videos of Fapy performing solo.
Interview with Fapy @ DFNW 2013 Part 1
Interview with Fapy @ DFNW2013 - Part 2
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
September 18-22, 2013
DjangoFest Northwest, presented by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, is truly proud to be marking its thirteenth year with one of the most respected names in Gypsy Jazz music - Fapy Lafertin! He will be joined by a host of other world-class performers. This is a year not to be missed!
142 Throckmorton Theatre
June 14-15, 2013
DjangoFest Mill Valley will once again bring some of the top Gypsy Jazz performers from around the world to the San Francisco area. Highlighting this year's two-night show will be Gypsy violin and guitar virtuoso and musical genius Tcha Limberger along with the great John Jorgenson Quintet and the festival debut of Trio Dinicu. This is a must see event!
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Fapy! DFNW 2013
Don't miss your chance to own the guitar that Olli Soikkeli plays!
Master luthier Ari-Jukka Luomaranta has just finished this year's guitar. This is a one of kind creation, superbly tailored to the exacting specifications of one of Gypsy Jazz's fastest rising young stars, Olli Soikkeli. Get your tickets early. There is no limit and you need not be present to be this year's lucky recipient who will be chosen on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 8pm. All proceeds go directly to DjangoFest Northwest and it's future continuation.
AJL GUITARS OLLI SOIKKELI NORTHWEST MODEL X-O 503
Who is Django Reinhardt?
Django Reinhardt, Three-Fingered Lightning
Directed by Christian Cascio, this documentary tells the life story of Django Reinhardt. Learn how this extraordinary man overcame the a horrible accident in youth and became known as the greatest guitar player of all time.
Django Reinhardt Three Fingered Lightning
Own the guitar that Olli Soikkeli plays!
This year's entry is from AJL Guitars, hand crafted in Finland by master luthier Ari-Jukka Luomaranta. This is a one of kind creation, superbly tailored to the exacting specifications of one of Gypsy Jazz's fastest rising young stars, Olli Soikkeli. Get your tickets early. There is no limit and you need not be present to be this year's lucky recipient who will be chosen on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 8pm. All proceeds go directly to DjangoFest Northwest and it's future continuation.
Follow the building of this years DjangoFest guitar
Follow master luthier Ari-Jukka Luomaranta as he builds this years AJL GUITARS OLLI SOIKKELI NORTHWEST MODEL X-O 503.SEE THE BLOG
Interview with Fapy Lafertin
Headlining DjangoFest NorthWest this year is world renound Gypsy guitarist Fapy Lafertin. Patrus caught up with Fapy in 2012 at the Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois-sur-Seine.
Tcha Limberger Interview
Playing at both DjangoFest NorthWest and DjangoFest Mill Valley this year is the outstanding Gypsy violinist and guitarist Tcha Limberger. Tcha was interviewed by Patrus last year at DjangoFest NorthWest 2012.