Djangofest: The Django Reinhardt Festival at Arts 5th Avenue

This is a record of the performers who have played at the festival each year.  Not noted are the films shown or the guitar and violin workshops.  In most cases, I simply copied this information from fliers and press releases or the website, so some items may not be entirely complete, such as the names of the individual members of a band.  However, many of these bands play here annually, so membership can often be read on a listening for the next year.


The 1st Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 23, 2004
Trio Blanc: Mark Menikos, Rex Bozarth, and Kim Platko

Saturday/January 24, 2004
Keith Wingate Quartet: Keith Wingate, Brandon Nelson, Eddie Dunlap, and Sean Villaire

Sunday/January 25, 2004
Slim Richie's Django Band: Slim, MeauxJeaux, and Django Porter ("Straight from the Hot Tub - just west of Austin")


The 2nd Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 21, 2005
Trio Blanc

Saturday/January 22, 2005
Gypsy Moon: Ray and Linda Sriro
YO! GADJO: Slim Richie, MeauxJeaux, Ross Homes, and Django Porter

Sunday/January 23, 2005
String Theory: Jason Buckland, Drew Phelps, Kim Platko, and Steve Story


The 3rd Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 20, 2006
Trio Blanc: Mark Menikos, Rex Bozarth, and Kim Platko

Saturday/January 21, 2006
Gypsy Moon: Ray and Linda Sriro
YO! GADJO: Slim Richie, MeauxJeaux, Ross Homes, and Django Porter

Sunday/January 22, 2006
String Theory: Nick Digennaro, Drew Phelps, Kim Platko, and Steve Story


The 4th Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 26, 2007
Mark Menikos, Tom Reynolds, Paul Unger, and Andy Crisanti

Saturday/January 27, 2007
Gypsy Moon: Ray and Linda Sriro
YO! GADJO: Slim Richie, MeauxJeaux, Ross Homes, and Django Porter

Sunday/January 28, 2007
Kim Platko
The Texas Gypsies: Steve Curry, Erik Swanson, John Hewitt, Mark Menikos, with Kim Platko


The 5th Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 25, 2008
The Walking Contradictions
The Texas Gypsies

Saturday/January 26, 2008
Gypsy Moon: Ray and Linda Sriro
YO! GADJO: Slim Richie, MeauxJeaux, Katey Homes, and Django Porter

Sunday/January 27, 2008
Deux Pour Le Rue: Kim Platko and Steve Story


The 6th Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 23, 2009
The Walking Contradictions: Ra Byn Taylor/guitar/vocals and Tara Taylor/vocals
Philippe Bertaud, French Guitarist and percussionist: Eddie Dunlap

Saturday/January 24, 2009
Gypsy Moon: Ray and Linda Sriro/guitars
YO! GADJO: Slim Richie/guitar, MeauxJeaux/bass, Katey Homes/violin, Django Porter/guitar, and Albanie Falletta/vocals & guitar

Sunday/January 25, 2009
Django Jobim Dilirium: Kim Platko/guitar, Mark Menikos/violin, Tom Reynolds/guitar, Paul Unger/bass, Andy Crisanti/clarinet, and Nina Katrina/vocals


The 7th Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 22, 2010
The Texas Gypsies

Saturday/January 23, 2010
Gypsy Moon: Ray and Linda Sriro
YO! GADJO: Slim Richie, MeauxJeaux, Katey Homes, and Django Porter

Sunday/January 24, 2010
String Theory Manouche


The 8th Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 21, 2011
Continental Grafitti: Katie Holmes/fiddle&vocals; Olivier Giraud/guitar&vocals; Morgan Thompson/bass, Chris Trafton/Drums

Saturday/January 22, 2011
Gypsy Moon: Ray/guitar and Linda/guitar and Michelle Sriro/uke, and George Prado/bass
YO! GADJO: Slim Richey/guitar, MeauxJeaux/bass, Ruby Jane/violin, Dennis Ludiker/mandolin, Django Porter/guitar

Sunday/January 23, 2011
String Theory Manouche: Kim Platko/guitar, Mark Menikos/violin, Sam Walker/guitar, Jonathan Faher/bass


The 9th Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 20, 2012
Continental Grafitti: Olivier Girbaud/guitar, Katie Holmes/violin, Morgan Thompson/bass, & Nico Leophonte/drums

Saturday/January 21, 2012
Gypsy Moon: Ray and Linda and Michele Sriro/uke, and Grant Mazak/guitar and George Prado/bass
The Stray Gypsies: Slim Richey/guitar, MeauxJeaux/bass, Dennis Ludiker/violin & Noah Jeffries/Mandolin

Sunday/January 22, 2012
Pasticcio: Harris Kirby/mandolin & Jim Toler/guitar
String Theory Manouche: Kim Platko/guitar, Sam Walker/guitar, Mark Menikos/violin & Russ Rand/bass


The 10th Annual Fort Worth Django Reinhardt Festival

Friday/January 25, 2013
Continental Grafitti: Olivier Girbaud/guitar, Katie Holmes/violin, Morgan Thompson/bass, & Nico Leophonte/drums

Saturday/January 26, 2013
Gypsy Moon: Ray and Linda Sriro/guitar, and Grant Mazak/guitar and George Prado/bass
The Stray Gypsies: Slim Richey/guitar, MeauxJeaux/bass, Dennis Ludiker/violin & Noah Jeffries/Mandolin, & Masumi Jones/drums

Sunday/January 27, 2013
La Pompe: Kathryn Hackett/chanteuse, Tom Richey/lead guitar, Max Robinson/mandolin, George Pops Steven/bass, Mike Bobbitt/rhythm guitar
String Theory Manouche: Kim Platko/guitar, Dave Lincoln/guitar, Mark Menikos/violin & Russ Rand/bass




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