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The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band performing live on Mountain Stage.
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November 19, 2013 Jorgenson and his group of accomplished musicians perform live on Mountain Stage together for the first time. Led by the renowned multi-instrumentalist, the band performs a wide array of tunes.
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Versatile guitarist Frank Vignola has clearly studied Django Reinhardt-style jazz.
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October 5, 2012 Decades after Django Reinhardt pioneered his distinct style of guitar-propelled swing, it's being adapted by bands like these. Hear what Frank Vignola, John Jorgensen, the Hot Club of Detroit and others are doing with the idiom.
John Jorgenson and his Quintet perform on Mountain Stage.
June 7, 2011 Formerly of the Desert Rose Band and Hellecasters, Jorgenson specializes in the hot club sounds of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. He brings his quintet to perform its "gypsy jazz" on Mountain Stage.
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September 16, 2008 Although his career has been stylistically varied, multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson is most comfortable performing the Django Reinhardt-inspired Gypsy swing heard here on Mountain Stage.
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January 23, 2008 Jorgenson's fingers are nothing but a blur when he's notes-deep into a song on his unique guitar. The veteran gypsy-jazz guitarist has performed with Elton John, Bob Dylan and Sting, and was a member of the hit-making Desert Rose Band.
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