Friday Night Concert 8pm - 10:30pm 

venue - Prestfelde Theatre

Set One

Francesca Confortini Quartet

with Giulio Romano Malaisi - Guitar 

John Wheatcroft - Guitar 

Jason Simpson - Bass 

The Italian jazz singer songwriter fronts this acoustic quartet, orginals and jazz standards with a total Gypsy flavour... 

who's on when?...



Set Two

Angelo Debarre

with Dave Kelbie - Guitar 

Andy Crowdy - Bass 

plus special guest - John Wheatcroft

The legendary French Gypsy Jazz guitarist Angelo Debarre is known for astonishing his audiences with his sheer virtuosity.  He’s one of the most versatile guitarists of our time and is recognised as a true master of the style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France.

After Party / Jam session 

Venue - The White Horse 

Shrewsbury Django Fest late night jam / after party takes place across the road at The White Horse, Wenlock Road!  This newly refurbished stylish venue is the ideal location for some late night swing, we highly recommend the daytime / evening food menu and their real ales!


Set Two

Stochelo Rosenberg

/ Paulus Schäfer Quintette

with Chris Quinn - Guitar 

Mike Green - Bass 

Christiaan van Hemert - Violin

The world's most celebrated Gypsy Jazz guitarist alongside monster Gypsy guitarist Paulus Schäfer lead this quintette in recreating the original hot cub line up of 3 guitars, bass and violin. This is an unbelievably rare event in the UK. If you love gypsy jazz, or great guitar playing in general, you have to catch this one!... 

Saturday Night Concert 7pm - 10pm 

venue - Prestfelde Theatre

Set One

Will Barnes Quartet

with Jack Gonsalez  - Piano 

James Batten - Drums 

Clovis Phillips - Bass 

A consummate guitarist, Will’s technical brilliance is matched with an innate and versatile musicality, this new quartet is described as a tight collective of highly-experienced jazz instrumentalists. 

"His playing is really strong" - Dr Martin Taylor MBE

Steve Toon Luthier Q&A 

Venue - The Lion Hotel - Saturday 4pm

Join guitarist Chris Quinn and master guitar luthier Steve Toon for an informative talk and Q&A on gypsy jazz guitar building and maintenance. 

Sunday Concert 5pm - 8pm 

venue - Prestfelde Theatre

Set One

Student Concert

Running alongside the Django Fest we also have the 4th UK gypsy jazz retreat! See performances from students attending the retreat. more info

Late Night Jam / Swing DJ Party!

Venue - The White Horse 



Set Two

Jonny Kerry Band

with Harry Diplock - Guitar 

Caley Groves - Guitar

Mike Green - Bass

Jonny Kerry is one of the most requested and in demand accordion players throughout the UK playing a range of styles that include Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Bossa Nova, French Musette, Tango, Classical, and pop. 


He’s worked for companies like Warner Records and Ferrari and has appeared on the BBC drama 'The Peaky Blinders' and 8 out of 10 cats does countdown!

‘The Player making the Accordion cool’ - 

John Bungey (The Times)




No Django Fest would be complete without the all star jam!

Photo - Shrewsbury Django Fest 2021 jam with Martin Taylor, Paulus Schäfer, Christiaan Van Hemert, John Wheatcroft, Gary Potter, Chris Quinn, Micky Dunne and Hugo Harrison...

Late Night Jam / After Party

Venue - The White Horse 


 There will be more daytime jams organised and other festival daytime events are still being planned. Check the site for updates. If you want to come, due to venue capacity we highly advise you to get your tickets now before it's too late!..

Shrewsbury Django Fest