The 5th Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival (2008), Part III
Continuing where we left off...


While it isn't an official Djangofest event, Gypsy Moon and nearly all of Yo! Gadjo traditionally go to the Jazz Cafe on Montgomery before heading back home to San Marcos.

Despite his name, Slim does in fact eat...

...but he also sat in with the impromptu band.  The cafe supplies a collection of instruments of practically all kinds or you can bring your own.

That afternoon we had a couple more guitar workshops, this one with Kim Platko (center).  Steve Story (third from the right, hiding way back there) held a smaller one for violinists.

(That's my guitar this time, not Slim's.)

Rabyn looks for equipment.  He worked the soundboard on Sunday.

Steve does a sound check.

More food!  There was actually even more than this; I just didn't go back to get pictures once everything was out.

Gracey sets up the media projector for tonight's movie.

That's my neighbor Glenda from a couple doors down helping with the concessions.

Gracey kicks off the show...

...and the guys begin to play.

The set began with just Steve and Kim playing as Deux Pour Le Rue.  It's like Stephane Grappelli and Django, respectively...

...then they add Mark Menikos from the Texas Gypsies with his violin and A5A's Eddie Dunlap on percussion to finish out the show.

The Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival is put on each year the weekend closest to January 23rd (Django's birthday).  For information about this year's show, check the Arts Fifth Avenue's Events page.  Details are usually posted about a month before the show with details added at bookings are confirmed with the performers.  Additional info about A5A can be found at that site as well.

Copyright 2008 Alexplorer.
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