Taiteiden yö – Pjazza – Gypsy Jazz
Django Collective plays gypsy jazz in an Italian restaurant setting - come enjoy the music with a side of pizza and wine!
Show time: 19.30 - 22.00.
Django Collective Helsinki is a group of skilled professional musicians sharing the love for the passion and expression of Gypsy Jazz music. The Collective started out in 2011 and has been performing at jazz festivals, clubs and private occations frequently since then. They are specially popular for their welcoming and warm-hearted jam-concerts, which have become a phenomenon of sorts in Helsinki. It is the romantic, traditional and good-humored Gypsy Swing in the styles on Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli from the 30-50’s. The group is also merging the tradition with modern, more creative qualities of jazz expression with it’s own original compositions, bringing into being the possible future for this type of music in a fresh way. Some of the highlights in 2013 include performing the show-stopping slots in LinnaJazz Festival and Helsinki Festival. In 2014, the group delighted crowds in Kellokosken kesäsoitto- festival with a hilarious performance with Riku Niemi, among other occations. Django Collective Helsinki has worked among others with Antti Sarpila, Paulus Schäfer, Olli Soikkeli, Sami Saari, Raoul Björkenheim, Pentti Lahti and Riku Niemi.