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2nd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival

Onyx Club Boys

Saturday, January 19
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7:30pm
$10 / Day Of : $15

2nd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

1:30 – 3pm = Violin and other melody instruments workshop by Gabriel Pelli. Open to ages
12+, must be proficient at your instrument, no prior Gypsy Jazz experience necessary.
Click here to purchase Gabriel Pelli Workshop tickets.

1:30 – 3pm = Guitar and other chordal instrument workshop by Dave Smith. Open to ages 12+, must be proficient at your instrument, no prior Gypsy Jazz experience necessary.
Click here to purchase Dave Smith Workshop tickets.

3:30 – 4:30pm = Facilitated slow jam session for all workshop participants. Included in workshop fee.

7:30pm = OCB doors

8 – 10pm = OCB show – standing room only

10:30 – 12:30 = open acoustic jam session, free.


Onyx Club Boys

Onyx Club Boys is an acoustic string band (violin, guitar, upright bass, and drums) rooted in Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy Jazz sounds of 1930’s Paris, and Stuff Smith’s New York City Swing. However, being from 21st Century North Carolina, their diverse influences take the music beyond borders. It’s a trip around the world, which will make you swoon, tap your feet, and realize how universally similar music really is.

“100% genuine. No backing tracks necessary! Curiously exotic, yet pleasantly familiar.”
The band just released their new album, “Million Color Vision” in the Fall of 2017. It features catchy originals along with a few classics, and was carefully crafted and recorded over the last few years.

Appearances have included Shakori Hills Festival, Festival for the Eno, Haw River Ballroom, Cat’s Cradle, Raleigh First Night, Artsplosure, NC Museum of Art, WUNC’s Back Porch Music at American Tobacco Campus Durham, Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival, National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and many more.

Members have played in bands such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Old Ceremony, Dialli Cissokho and Kaira Ba, and the Paperhand Puppet Intervention band.

“The cool dexterity of their playing binds together the broad catalog”
– Grayson Currin, music editor Indy Week, NC