Central Illinois Jazz Society's Jazz Nights in the Heights Concert Series presents:
John Miller and the Romaniacs: A Tribute to Django
The Romaniacs play gypsy jazz, based on the style of Django Reinhardt. The Hot Club of France was the world's first jazz club, established in 1933. The music was called “jazz hot” by the French. They hired many American artists, but the house band was Django’s Hot Club Quintet, who were Gypsies, along with violinist Stephane Grappelli. The Quintet played their version of American jazz, which had Gypsy overtones. The Romaniacs have tailored their sound to create a blend of traditional gypsy songs, Django songs and modern American gypsy songs.
John Miller leads the Romaniacs on guitar, with Andy Crawford on bass, Joe Park on guitar, and Larry Harms on clarinet and soprano sax. For this concert, to offer an authentic Django Reinhardt experience, all tunes will be Django Reinhardt compositions.
HOUSE BAND AT 6:00 PM
HEADLINER AT 7:15 PM
$6/$8, STUDENTS ARE FREE
The CIJS House Band, under the leadership of Larry Harms, features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They present a great variety of jazz styles.
For more information call 309.692.5330. Food and beverages are always available for purchase.