Django’s Birthday Concert with Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” AND Hot Club Sandwich
Seating is fully booked for this event. Limited bar seating will be available when doors open. All tickets sold day of show will be for standing room only.
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 doors
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room.
We are now accepting reservations for diners! After purchasing tickets, please visit the Reservations page to book a table. Table reservations require advance tickets, and are only for guests who plan to dine at the Royal Room. We do not take reservations over the phone.
Seating for non-diners is first come, first served. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat!
The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Hot Club Swing musicians from around Puget Sound are coming together to celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 114th birthday! The concert will feature two bands, Hot Club Sandwich and Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’, plus other musicians will make guest appearances.
Django was an itinerant Romani guitarist who earned international acclaim in the 1930’s. Many of his compositions became jazz classics and he is considered one of the top guitar soloists of all time. Duke Ellington called Django “the most creative jazz musician to originate anywhere outside the United States.” Decades later, Jerry Garcia said, “Nobody has really come to the state that he was playing at…nobody plays with the whole fullness of expression that Django had.”
Hot Club Sandwich plays Hot Club Swing with a little bit of everything, including the fun! You can hear their reverence for the groundbreaking innovations of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, and their repertoire incorporates folkloric influences from other styles which flourished around the world in the 1930s and ’40s. According to the Hot Club Sandwich recipe, each band member offers compositions and arrangements, and everyone sings. Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Romani campsite. Says violinist Ranger Sciacca: “Our goal is to feature as many great musicians and different instruments as we can!”