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Christine Tassan et Les Imposteures
Saturday, March 11th 8:00pm
Harrison Memorial Hall
Tickets: $22.00

"Gypsy Jazz" refers to the style of swing music made most famous by guitarist Django Reinhardt, violinist Stefan Grappelli, and their group "Hot Club of France", which was active from the 1930s-1950s. In the past decade this bouncing, finnessed, and virtuosic style of music has seen a wave of popularity in Canada, particularly in the province of Quebec. Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have been a seminal and unique group on this scene. Pioneers in a domain usually reserved for men, this all-woman quartet continues to reinvent this timeless music while integrating new ideas and influences with an originality. flair, and good humour. From standards to original compositions, the Imposteures’ musical arrangements innovate, rejuvenate and leave room for unbridled creativity from four talented and accomplished young women.

Since their inception in 2003 the group has solidified its reputation. With more than 400 concerts in various venues and festivals, including numerous appearances in major events and tours across Canada and France, they have cultivated the adoration and loyalty of an ever growing fan base. Recent festival appearances include the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Lévis Jazz Festival, the Guitar Festival in Rouyn-Noranda, and the April in Paris Vancouver festival.

In June 2014, they had the great pleasure to be invited at the Django Reinhardt Festival of Samois-sur-Seine (France), one of the most prestigious gypsy jazz festivals, since it takes place in the town where the great manouche guitarist lived out his last years. In front of more than 2000 enthusiastic people, they stood out with their “finesse” and “joie de vivre” as the very first women and furthermore Québécois gypsy jazz band to perform on this famous stage

On stage these four musicians improvise with ease, interpret their repertoire with dynamism, and blend their voices together in refined harmonies. But it’s their communicative energy and the personal bond between them that hits home the most. Christine Tassan et les Imposteures, are first and foremost four friends who have harnessed their energies and their voices to give rise, year after year, to the fruit of their creativity.
Check out this video of the group with their song Entre Félix st Django.

Special notice to all swing dancers- this will be a good show to bring out your moves! 
The show begins at 8:00pm with doors opening at 7:30pm.  Tickets will be available online through the link below, by phone at 604.796.3664, or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery or Agassiz Shoppers Drugmart. Follow us on Facebook and twitter for more videos and promo contests.

Tickets available: 
            on line: 'Purchase Tickets' link above
            by phone: (604) 796-3664
            In person: Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart