Jazz Manouche (workshop) (2022 program)

led by Don Price

A “watch anytime” workshop prepared specially for our 2022 festival.  Attend the workshop anytime on festival day by following this link: https://youtu.be/lNkA65TA7JU

Don is dedicated to helping all levels of players who wish to learn and share their love of jazz guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt! He hopes to share freely the knowledge & insights he’s gathered over time, with the idea of inspiring festival attendees and helping them by providing tools for creation. All levels are welcome. The plan is to create an interactive experience, with the idea of posting video tutorials based on your blog requests, so don’t hesitate to connect with him if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the material or this workshop.

The music includes latin, blues, bolero, rhumba, swing, and contemporary styles combined to create a unique foot tapping and high energy experience.

The all-acoustic ensemble Jazz Gitan (pronounced Jee-tawn) of which Don is a member plays high-energy hot manouche jazz. They perform a modern variant of 1930-1940s Django Reinhardt-inspired music. Composer and lead guitarist Don Price mixes original compositions with the Parisian Jazz influence.

The title track from the CD, “Djangit”, was featured on Hot Club Records magnificent collection of the latest Django influenced musicians from around the world, called “Django Festival 9.” Album purchases are available from CD Baby and from Djangobooks.com