Annual Celebration Will Feature Three Django Jazz Bands

            DjangoVegas! returns to the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., Saturday, June 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual musical celebration pays tribute to the roots, origins and established figures of hot club-style jazz. This year, the lineup includes virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, Brad Brose and His Bad Bros band, and The Hot Club of Las Vegas. Tickets for all ages are $25 and can be purchased online. After the show, the performers will have a meet-and-greet with the audience. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

            A child prodigy from New South Wales, Australia, 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. Check out his YouTube channel, and then get your ticket to see him live at the Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium June 24.

            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. Adrien Chevalier, from France, plays violin in the style of Stephane Grappelli, infusing the music with a touch of continental elegance. From Israel, Uri Zelig brings his syncopated hot drums to the mix. Abe Pollack, from Seattle, plays upright bass with a style that harkens back to the great bass players of 1930s New Orleans. Bandleader Brose is the driving force behind the group. With his electric guitar, he infuses the music with a contemporary edge that appeals to a wider audience. They are known for their high-energy performances, intricate arrangements, and improvisational skills.

            Local Django-style jazz band and festival alumni, Mundo Juillerat’s The Hot Club of Las Vegas, will perform once again. The band, which started as a passion project, performs Django jazz music past and present, as well as boleros, flamenco, rhumbas and more.