Concert at the Castle!
10255 S Seeley Ave, Chicago, 60643
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020, 7 – 9:30 pm
The New Deal – Gypsy Jazz
Givins Castle hosts “jazz manouche” concert March 14
The Concerts at the Castle series hosts a Gypsy jazz concert, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at 10244 S. Longwood Drive, with proceeds going toward restoration of the historic Givins Castle. The music style includes Hot Swing jazz of the early 1940s and was started by the Romani guitarist “Django” Reinhardt in and around Paris in the 1930s. Django was from the Manouche Roma clan, so the music style is often called by the French name, “jazz manouche.”
Four musicians will play popular Hot Swing tunes, including Honey Suckle Rose and Caravan.
Guitarist Kevin Rush majored in Classical Guitar Performance at Roosevelt University in Chicago and began playing Hot Swing 20 years ago.
Guitarist Steve Kelly and clarinetist Terri Foster both entered the Chicago Django scene through classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Django in June Festival held annually in North Hampton, Mass. Kelly has performed at the Django Festival in Samois, France.
Bass player Ed Sullivan joined the U.S. Army Band as a musical ambassador and toured Europe, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. He retired in 2000 and continues to study and perform music in and around the Chicago.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. Program starts 7 p.m. A $27.50 donation is suggested. Wine, cheese and other refreshments will be provided at intermission.
For more information about performers and events, or to make reservations, call 773-466-9339 or visit www.concertsatthecastle.org.