HOT! Swing & Gyspy JAZZ!


Calgary’s gypsy jazz ambassadors, “The Bow Djangos” bring authentic jazz manouche flavour and a memorable hot swing experience to your listening, dining or dancing experience! A true Hot ‘Club’, we have been promoting this style of music through workshops, djams, networking and performance since 2002.

Bow Djangos' performances are characterized by captivating Hot Club SWING played with true gypsy flare! Alluring ballads, valse musettes, driving latin rhythms, and the swingin-est of ‘django’-esque repertoire will literally make you want to jump up and dance!

Gypsy , or 'Manouche' Jazz originated in Europe in the early 1900’s and achieved notoriety with the Quintette of the Hot Club of France. Developed by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappellii, Louis Vola, and others, the original jazz manouche sound is built around of a blend of lead and rhythm guitars, violin and double bass. The addition of accordion or clarinet often complements this sound.

If you get a chance to hear authentic gypsy jazz music, go for it ! And when in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, don’t miss - The Bow Djangos . . . . please, come in !