We’re so happy to report that we’re booking gigs again. We played two gigs last week and the calendar is growing slowly but surely. We got some great photos from our gig at the Takoma Park Artery Artfair (with special guests Jeffrey MacMillan and Bob Garber) thanks to our friends at TakomaGoldFotos. We’ll be updating … More We’re Back!
It’s been over a year since Djangolaya played it’s last live gig but now that we’re all fully vaccinated, we were able to get together for a rehearsal in person and boy did it feel great! We’ve got some work to do get tight again but that’s part of the fun. We even have one … More Light at the end of the tunnel…
After a rather quiet winter, our spring and summer activities are picking up. We started out with the recording of another video for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. Our melody was code named “Blue Deli” which was originally simply meant to be a place holder but Jeanine got inspired and penned some lyrics and voila, … More Things are warming up…
After more than 4 years with Djangolaya, we say goodbye to one of our founders, Jean-Pierre Sallet. Jean-Pierre (JP) was inspirational in starting Djangolaya and a mentor to many gypsy jazz guitarists in the DC area. JP will continue to spread the gospel of gypsy jazz but he’ll be doing from his new home in … More All things must change….
We had a great summer this year and now look forward to a musical fall. Djangolaya was busy at several farmers markets around town playing at Mosaic District, Pike & Rose, and Westfield Montgomery and will continue this rotation into the fall. We also had a busy Bastille Day weekend playing 3 gigs. One … More As Summer Winds Down…
We’re back from a week at Django in June at Smith College in Northampton MA and what a week it was. Classes, concerts, and jamming until 5am almost every night. There are not enough superlatives in my vocabulary to do justice to the experience. Needless to say, we got infused with the spirit of Django … More Summer 2018
“Little darling, it been a long cold lonely winter.” The last few months we’ve been on a reduced appearance schedule while our band members were busy travelling and outdoor gigs were impractical. The good news is that we took some of the time for introspection and managed to record our second video the NPR Tiny … More Spring is here (almost)
Happy New Year! Djangolaya is really looking forward to an exciting 2018 with many events already in the books. First, we’ll be featured monthly at Claudia’s Steakhouse in Washington D.C. We kicked off this engagement off with a special lineup including members of the Hot Club of DC. ” Claudia’s is not like traditional stuffy steak … More Winter 2018
Happy Holidays from Djangolaya! After a busy fall season, we’re looking forward to holidays and some fun events for the whole family. We’ll be playing as the DC Holiday Market on Sunday Dec. 10 at 2:30. http://downtownholidaymarket.com/ Consistently ranked among America’s best Holiday Markets, and anyone who’s visited will testify as to why. Located on … More December 2017
We had a very busy September this year, not only playing seven gigs but also covering a lot of ground from the bay area of Southern Maryland at the Artsfest for the Annemarie Sculpture Garden to the the Red Heifer Winery in the Mountains of Frederick county. All of the local gypsy groups are taking … More October 2107