Admission is free but we will be encouraging donations.
Inspired by the legacy of legendary Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt, the music is driven by swinging and grooving rhythm guitar which functions as a vehicle for improvisation. They combine an eclectic mix of high energy swing, Latin grooves, virtuosic fast tempo tunes, and luscious ballads. Find them at the confluence of the old and the new.
Justin Duhaime is a passionate guitarist, composer, and teacher based in Ottawa. He has performed at ChamberFest, JazzFest, FolkFest, TulipFest and sold out concerts at venues such as Irene’s Pub and Pressed. Duhaime is the recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council’s 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award, the first musician to ever receive the award. As a freelance guitarist Duhaime has performed in a wide array of musical styles. Most recently, he has emerged as a leading figure in the jazz manouche scene in Ottawa. Duhaime has a self-published guitar book and is sponsored by DK Guitars. www.JustinDuhaime.com
Nabil Yaghi has a deep fascination with Django Reinhardt’s music. Hearing Django for the first time in his early teens, Yaghi began imitating the manouche stylings and developing his ability to improvise. Today, he continues to seek higher musical ground and wishes to spread an inspiration in Django’s music to others.
Here’s a video of the duo playing Django’s Tiger live!