Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels.
Van Django's music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining their roots in the jazz made famous by the 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France.
Since the group's formation in 1998, they have toured extensively in Canada as well as international forays to the USA, Europe and China.
The group has had repeat performances at Djangofest Northwest in 2008-2010 sharing the stage with jazz luminaries such as the John Jorgenson Quintet, the legendary jazz guitarist Romane and his group.
Their first CD Tiptoe Trip has been well received and played on many radio stations at home and abroad including; CBC, RDI, Espace Musique, NPR and Lyric FM in Ireland. In April of 2015, the band released its 2nd CD Waltz in the Shape of a Tree.
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