Dec 28, 2011

John Jorgenson Quintet

The John Jorgenson Quintet will be on stage at Central Lakes College Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. for a concert in the Cultural Arts Series. Jorgenson, founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, and a six-year member of Elton John’s band, is a pioneer of the American gypsy jazz movement. Since rising to prominence in the 1980s with the Desert Rose Band, he has performed as a solo artist and collaborated with other musicians all over the world. Although Jorgenson is well-renowned in the pop, country and rock world, gypsy jazz is the style of music closest to his heart. Jorgenson admits he is a “Djangomaniac,” His reproduction of Django’s playing was applauded throughout the world by many critics and the media. It led to the formation of the John Jorgenson Quintet. At a John Jorgenson Quintet performance, audiences are amazed by Jorgenson’s dazzling guitar work as well as his mastery as a clarinet player and vocalist. Whether playing his accessible compositions or classic standards, this band makes music that is equally romantic and ecstatic, played with virtuosity and soul. Tickets can be purchased at or by contacting the CLC Theatre Box Office at (218) 855-8199.  Cultural Arts Series information can be found at