DjangoFest Mill Valley 2017
2:00pm Workshop with Jason Vanderford
Jason Vanderford first heard the fierce sounds of Django Reinhardt back in 1996 when he was attending junior college… and was hooked ever since. He began studying the style seriously in early 2000’s and joined any group he could in the Bay Area that was playing in a swing tradition. When he joined the Hot Club of San Francisco he decided to focus absolutely on the rhythm guitar aspect of Manouche Jazz and swing. Since then he has played with countless wonderful musicians in either jam sessions, workshops or official gigs with musical heroes such as Howard Alden, Joscho Stephan, Charlie Baty, Sam Miltich, Doug Martin, Gonzalo Bergara, Lulo Reinhardt, Birelli Lagrene just to name a few. Jason currently plays with Michael Zisman’s Americano Social Club, The Seth Ford Young Quartet, Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band and leads his own band, Junk Parlor.