The Django Festival, day 1

Since 1980, the Django Festival has celebrated the music of Django Reinhardt. The line-up of the 2017 festival included Gustav Lundgren, Martin Weiss, Fiona Monbet and of course Hot Club the Norvège.

Here are photos from the three concerts at day 1.

The opening of the festival by Jon Larsen

Jon Larsen is the driving force behind the neo Django movement and founder of the festival.

Oslo Stringswing Kollektiv

First out was Oslo Stringswing Kollektiv.

Magne Føreland and Stian Vågen Nilsen

Knut Bendik Manger Breistein

Gildas Le Pape and Runar Stoveland

Closing the set with the collective and all guests on stage

Magne Føreland (guitar)
Gildas Le Pape (guitar)
Stian Vågen Nilsen (guitar)
Knut Bendik Manger Breistein (guitar)
Runar Stoveland (double bass)

Guest apperances:
Guy Sion (saxophone)
Meade FiddlemanRichter (violin)
Tim Lowerson (clarinet)
Henriette Vaagsnes (vocal)
Unidentified (guitar

Oslo String Swing at a jam session earlier this year. (Source: Julie Sofi Jørgensen / YouTube)

Acoustic Connection

Next out was Acoustic Connection. 

Gustav Lundgren, Andreas Unge and Martin Widlund

Acoustic Connection is a collaboration project between Gustav Lundgren Trio and Antoine Boyer.

Antoine Boyer to the right

Gustav Lundgren (guitar)
Andreas Unge (double bass)
Martin Widlund (guitar)
Antoine Boyer (guitar)

Viona Monbet

The last concert out this Friday night, Viona Monbet.

Fiona Monbet

This was the sixth visit of Monbet to Djangofestivalen.

Fiona Monbet and Pierre Cussac

Fiona Monbet, Pierre Cussac, Diego Imbert and Antoine Boyer

Fiona Monbet (fiddle)
Antoine Boyer (guitar)
Pierre Cussac (accordion)
Diego Imbert (double bass)

About this project

I'm covering concerts at Cosmopolite and Belleville Scene in a project in cooperation with Wikimedia Norge and the good people Cosmopolite. The purpose of the project is to document concerts and events, and increase the number of illustrated articles on Wikipedia.


Even though I have released thousands of images with the free Creative Commons license, the images here are published with All Rights Reserved and may not be used without permission.
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Photo equipment

For this event I used the following equipment:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon 70-200mm f2.8 II
  • Canon 24-70mm f2.8 II