Great Guitar Gathering with The John Jorgenson Quintet
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts returns to present the Great Guitar Gathering, a fund-raising concert to benefit the Guitar Department of the school.
The event not only showcases the students of the Douglas Anderson Guitar Orchestra, but has presented many of the most respected classical, finger-style and jazz guitar artists.
This year’s guest is The John Jorgenson Quintet.
The John Jorgenson Quintet is considered to be the American ambassador of the Gypsy Jazz genre. They are the only American act to ever headline the prestigious Django Reinhardt Memorial Festival in France, and has been featured at other “Djangofests” in the US, UK, Germany and Canada. For the films Gattica and Head in the Clouds, Jorgenson was tapped to recreate Django’s music, and in the latter he even appeared onscreen as Django with stars Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz.