The Van Dijk 4
Friday, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm
Jan Van Dijk has been entrenched in the gypsy and swing scenes in Australia and abroad for over 15 years. New Orleans has become a second home and a source of constant inspiration. In Australia he performs regularly with gypsy jazz great Ewan MacKenzie in his ensemble Swing Dynamique and with sensational accordionist John Reeves in Swing Musette, among others.
This ensemble is a fluid moveable feast that reflects the heart of gypsy jazz music. Depending on the night, the group will swell from three to six or more musicians. Travelling through the group may be virtuoso manouche guitarists, bass players, accordionists and singers combining in celebration of the music of the great swing era, in particular, the music made so memorable by Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt of the Hot Club of France.