Concerts At Collective Visions Gallery
Ranger and the 'Re-Arrangers'

Saturday September 16, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Poulsbo based Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, and the music of Django Reinhardt.

Ranger and his father Michael formed the band in 2006, after a pilgrimage to the world’s foremost Gypsy Jazz event, the Django Reinhardt festival in Samois Sur Seine, France. Since that inspirational trip, they have released 4 CDs and now perform over 100 times each year and become well known favorites to Kitsap Audiences and beyond. In 2007 & 2010 they were finalists for the “Best World Traditional Song, Independent Music Awards. And in 2011 & 2016 they performed at Djangofest Northwest, North America’s premier gypsy jazz festival.

"Gypsy jazz," is named in honor of Django Reinhardt, Europe's acclaimed composer and guitarist. In the 1930’s, Django and violinist Stephane Grappelli blended their own musical legacies with the new American art form of jazz, Soon their recordings brought international fame to the genre. Gypsy jazz is characterized by upbeat, high energy swing on acoustic instruments, especially guitar, violin, bass, clarinet, and accordion. For more info and to hear the music, visit www.RangerSwings.com

WHAT TIME: 7 to 9 pm—doors open at 6:30

HOW MUCH: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

TICKETS: 360 377 8327 or online at Brown Paper Tickets (to be supplied)