• May 13, 2023 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: Arbutus Meadows Farm, 1515 Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay, Canada
  • Categories: Music
  • Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2023

Come join us for a beautiful afternoon high tea luncheon and be swept away by Parisienne cafe jazz brought to you by the talented Van Django
About this Event

Come join us for a beautiful afternoon of traditional afternoon tea dining under marquee tents and be serenaded by the Parisienne jazz sounds of the band, Van Django! You will be greeted with a glass of our lavender lemonade and treated to a scrumptious spread of tea sandwiches, scones, Devonshire cream, preserves and desserts that go on and on. Custom blended teas made just for this occasion await!

We are so very pleased to introduce Van Django. They are an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels. Van Django's music is well-rooted in the gypsy jazz of 1930's Paris France, but beyond that it's all pure blue-skying; flights of dazzling fancy, driving rhythms and boundless creativity, featuring original compositions and arrangements including humorous mash-ups wearing their eclectic influences in full regalia. Since the group's formation in 1998, they have toured extensively in Canada as well as international forays to the US, Europe and China.

The group has had repeat performances at Djangofest Northwest (DFNW) in 2008-2016 sharing the stage with gypsy jazz luminaries such as the John Jorgenson Quintet, the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Romane and many others.

Van Django have released 4 CD's "Tiptoe Trip”, “Waltz in the Shape of a Tree", “Hotel Europe” and a Christmas CD with special guests titled, “Cool Yule”. They have been well received and played on many radio stations including; CBC, RDI, Espace Musique, NPR and Lyric FM in Ireland CD.

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