The DjangoVegas! is an annual musical celebration that pays tribute to the roots, origins and established figures of hot club-style jazz. This year, the lineup includes virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel (pictured), Brad Brose and His Bad Bros band, and The Hot Club of Las Vegas. After the show, the performers will have a meet-and-greet with the audience.
A child prodigy from New South Wales, Australia, Tommy Emmanuel was on tour with a family band before age 7. In his 20s, he was the most sought-after performer and session musician in Sydney. By age 30, he was touring Europe with rock bands and electric guitars. But he cast off the electric and went acoustic, making a series of hit albums as a solo guitarist, and then duet albums with some of the world’s virtuoso musicians.
Brad Brose and his Bad Bros is a New York City-based band with a sound that combines traditional hot jazz from the ’30s with an electric and eclectic vibe. The band is composed of members from all over the world, with diverse international musical backgrounds.
Local Django-style jazz band and festival alumni, Mundo Juillerat’s The Hot Club of Las Vegas, will perform. The band, which started as a passion project, performs Django jazz music past and present, as well as boleros, flamenco, rhumbas and more.