Day of Django


Tickets for Stochelo Rosenberg and Paulus Schafer are £12.50 (£8 concession) and are available now through Ticketweb

All other events are free.

Join us for a day celebrating the life and music of the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. During the day, we will have talks by BBC presenter Alyn Shipton, gypsy jazz expert Jeremiah Spillane and a special panel of jazz violinists with Tom Sykes, Lawrence Woof and Matt Holborn. There will also be opportunities to jam in the Ferret, the venue for some of our performances. The Ferret is also an excellent place to get some food before the evening's events, especially with the great singer Lucy Lockwood entertaining us along with her backing band, the noted Liverpool band The Manouchetones. 


This year we welcome two of the finest exponents of 'gypsy jazz' in the world, Stochelo Rosenberg and Paulus Schafer. After the show, join us over the road for a free late-night session with the incedible Latchepen with very special guest, Giacomo Smith. 

The full schedule is:

3.30pm  Django Talks in the Greenbank Lecture Theatre, UCLan, Preston

3.30-4.15 Panel 3: ‘Jazz Manouche’ Contexts and Practices

Jeremiah Spillane (Goldsmiths), ‘Codifying Jazz Manouche: A Brief History and Definition of Jazz Manouche in Relation to the Belgian and Dutch Manouche Community’


Tom Sykes (Liverpool College), Matt Holborn (Latchepen) and Lawrence Woof (Edge Hill), ‘The Jazz Violin’


4.15-5 Alyn Shipton, ‘Django’s People’

Shipton explores the rich manouche gipsy guitar tradition, drawing on his oral history research with a wide range of musicians including Fapy Laftertin, Vivi and Tcha Limberger, Christian Escoudé, Dorado Schmidt, members of the Ferré family and Bireli Lagrene. Tracing the roots of the style back to Eastern Europe, he also explores the survival of an itinerant people and relates this to themes in Etienne Comar’s 2017 film Django.

5pm Dinner Jazz at the Ferret with Lucy Lockwood and the Manouchetones 

7.30pm Stochelo Rosenberg and Paulus Schafer (Club 53)

10.00pm Latchepen with Giacomo Smith (Ferret)

11.30pm Late night Django Djam

The Festival is sponsored by the Arts Council, the University of Central Lancashire, the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries and the Creative Arts Development Group. We are partners with the Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival, the Preston Caribbean Carnival and Making a Mark and we are supported by Preston City Council. (c) 2018 UCLan