The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Phone For Reservations: (626) 794-2424
JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET......wherever this act goes in the world playing Django Rheinhardt festivals they are always the featured performers. Everyone else gets lower billing. They always headline.
The John Jorgenson Quintet features guitarist John Jorgenson, a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, and 6 year member of Elton John's band. Artists ranging from Barbra Streisand to Bonnie Raitt to Earl Scruggs have sought out Jorgenson's guitar work, and he was recently chosen to portray Django Reinhardt in the film "Head in the Clouds".
In one evening, music lovers hear an eclectic musical blend of Gypsy jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Latin, Classical and more.
Audiences are also amazed when John picks up the clarinet and plays it like a demon, and by his engaging singing style. Whether on his own accessible compositions or on classic standards, John and his band make music that is equal parts romantic and ecstatic, played with virtuosity and soul.
Matinee. Sunday Afternoon. 2:00 P. M. August 29.