"Gypsy Jazz Summit": Moustache Yourself + Hot Djang!

By BLU Jazz+ (other events)

Saturday, December 2 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM EDT

Two of Northeastern Ohio's finest hot club-style bands, Moustache Yourself (8PM-9PM) and Hot Djang! (9:30PM-10:30PM) bring the sounds of "jazz manouche," or gypsy swing, back to BLU in a very special double bill show!

Moustache Yourself is an gypsy quartet based in Akron, Ohio. Gypsy jazz, also known as gypsy swing, hot club jazz, or by the French name, “jazz manouche” is a style of jazz music made famous by guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930s. Its infectious rhythm and exotic but familiar melodies will capture your soul and transport you to a different time and place!

Band members are (nearly all of whom bear moustaches, a staple in the gypsy jazz lifestyle) Jeremy Jones (guitar), Brent Hamker (guitar), Brad Wagner (clarinet and sax), and Matthew DeRubertis (acoustic bass) are on a mission to incorporate the entire history of gypsy jazz into an eclectic mix of songs from ranging from the style’s beginnings to present day, which includes originals written by members.

Hot Djang! is an acoustic jazz quartet featuring violin, acoustic guitars and upright bass. Their inspiration comes from the style of jazz made popular in Paris during the 1930s known as “Gypsy Jazz.” In addition, they play jazz and swing standards from the American Songbook.

Sip on one of our specialty cocktails and soak in the sounds of 1930’s Paris, France with one of the area’s finest gypsy jazz & early swing bands, featuring Reed Simon, Kevin Richards, Brad Smedley, Bryan Thomas.

Both bands will join forces on stage at 10:30PM for an unforgettable gypsy jazz summit – get your tickets now!