It's Django Fest again! For 5 special days every September our little village of Langley comes alive with the sound of gypsy jazz and is overrun with talented musicians from around the world, jamming wherever they can find a venue. I found these 4 guys at Useless Bay Wines last night, playing for tips and wine, but mostly just for the love of it. They came from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Kentucky. In case you aren't familiar with Django Fest, here's what Whidbey Island Center for the Arts has to say about it:
DjangoFest Northwest is the premier showcase of Gypsy Jazz in North America, having presented some of the biggest names in the genre to thousands of enthusiastic participants. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is proud to host this fabulous festival, bringing local and international musicians to our rural island community.
Just one more reason to love living here.