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Last Show of 2021! 

Dears,

We are playing one last show in 2021...

This coming Sunday, November 28th from 2-4pm at Raven Haven, near Saxapahaw, NC. 

Raven Haven is a beautiful private outdoor venue with a lovely stage, lots of seating all around the stage, a fire pit if you want some extra warmth, along with TONS of beautiful land all around that you may meander. 

Email, kristenk989@gmail.com, to reserve your tickets!  $25 suggested donation. 

We hope to see you there! 
Onyx Club Boys

 

FULL INFO ON SHOW:

Please join us for this very special Onyx Club Boys show. We are saying farewell to our founding bass player, and good friend, Jonathan Henderson as he embarks on his teaching journey at College of the Atlantic in Maine. We love him, and will miss him immensely! 

Onyx Club Boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8CTe5--ZE8

Sunday, November 28th 
Grounds open at 1:30pm 
Music begins at 2:00pm 

RSVP is required. 
Please email kristenk989@gmail.com for reservations. 
More info below ... please read all the details:) 
$25 requested donation for this event. Kids 14 and under free 
$5.00 per person goes to support Raven Haven, the rest will go to the band so please be generous in your donation! 

We are taking the safety of our community very seriously and are requiring reservations to attend. We will follow the current guidelines for outdoor gatherings. However, we have plenty of space to spread out over the land to suit your comfort level. We will have seating clusters set up around the property and a few with tables so come early for the best selection. Please come at your own risk and stay home if you are not feeling well. Feel free to bring your own food and drink! RSVP is required. Please email kristenk989@gmail.com for reservations. Please indicate the number of people in your party. Payment is required to hold the reservation. Payment instructions and exact address will be provided over email. 

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. 

"The cool dexterity of their playing binds together the broad catalog" 
- Grayson Currin, music editor Indy Week, NC

 

It's been too long... 

Dear Friends of Onyx Club Boys,

It's been a tumultuous year for all, as well as for music.  Most heartbreaking of all was having to cancel our 4th annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival, though we hope to be back in January of 2022. 

In the meantime, we have a SHOW to announce!  April 17, 2021 near Saxapahaw, NC at a beautiful outdoor venue called Raven Haven.  We'll be joined by the fabulous Michael Joseph Harris (Ultrafaux/Baltimore).  We can't wait to play for you! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/265916838342037

More summer shows to be announced, and we hope to get in the studio again sooner than later!

Bisous,

OCB

 

Django Fest is almost upon us!! (Jan. 17-19) 

Greetings!

We are very excited to announce the 3rd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival, January 17-19, 2020, at Cat's Cradle Back Room, The Station, and Tandem Restaurant, all within a short walk in downtown Carrboro, NC.   

Onyx Club Boys w/Tony Williamson will be performing on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at Cat's Cradle Back Room at 9pm.

Opening band David DiGiuseppe & Robbie Link will play Parisian Waltzes from 8-8:30pm, with a Lindy (Swing) Dance workshop by Richard Badu & Susan Jean from 8:30-9pm to get you ready to boogie all night! 

https://www.facebook.com/CarrboroDjangoReinhardtFestival  
All ticketed events sold through www.catscradle.com/events......get 'em now, as all events sold out last year! 

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3rd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival Schedule 

Friday, January 17, 2020   

7:30 - 11pm = Opening night party and jam at The Station in Carrboro.  
Meet and greet, viewing of Gypsy Jazz Documentary “Django Legacy”, and open acoustic jam session.  
Free, no ticketing, tips accepted to support festival.   

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020   

***all workshops are open to ages 12+, must be fairly proficient at your instrument, but no experience in the style is necessary. 

11am - 12:30pm = Workshop #1 = Gabriel Pelli violin workshop. 

11am - 12:30pm = Workshop #2 = Dave Smith guitar workshop.  

2 - 3:30pm = Workshop #3 = Tony Williamson mandolin workshop.  
2 - 3:30pm = Workshop #4 = Daniel Hall rhythm workshop, open to all instruments including drums.   

4-5pm = Talk by luthier Craig Bumgarner on the history of Gypsy Jazz style guitars, chance to play Craig's amazing guitars, free.  

8 - 8:30pm = David DiGiuseppe & Robbie Link opening band 

8:30 - 9pm = Richard Badu & Susan Jean, Lindy (Swing) Dance workshop 

9 - 10:30pm = Onyx Club Boys w/Tony Williamson show. Standing/dancing room, limited seating.   

 

Sunday, January 19, 2020   

12:30 - 2pm = Workshop #5 = Ultrafaux band workshop for guitar, bass, and any other acoustic instrument.  

12:30 - 2pm = Workshop #6 = Jason Anick violin workshop.  

4:30 - 6:30pm = Ultrafaux w/Jason Anick show, mostly seated, short intermission 

7 - 10:30pm = After-Party at Tandem Restaurant in Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro.  Come relax, have some food and drink, and jam acoustically.  No ticket required. 

Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival! January 17-19, 2020 

Hello everyone!

We are very excited to announce the 3rd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival, January 17-19, 2020, at Cat's Cradle Back Room, The Station, and Tandem Restaurant, all within a short walk in downtown Carrboro, NC.  

Onyx Club Boys will be performing on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at Cat's Cradle Back Room at 9pm.  Opening band at 8pm, with a Lindy (Swing) Dance workshop at 8:30pm to get you ready to boogie all night!

https://www.facebook.com/CarrboroDjangoReinhardtFestival 
All ticketed events sold through www.catscradle.com/events......get 'em now, as all events sold out last year!

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We have also been collaborating with Mandolin virtuoso Tony Williamson, who toured with legendary French violinist, Stephane Grappelli!  Tony will join Onyx Club Boys at Django Fest, and will also hold a Gypsy Jazz Mandolin workshop earlier in the day.  

Check out this video of what we do.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYPSl3HjZQ4

We will also be performing together in Savannah, GA on December 14th at Randy's Picking Parlour.  Please tell your Georgia friends!  https://www.randywoodmusic.com/pickin-parlor/

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3rd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival Schedule

Friday, January 17, 2020  

7 - 11pm = Opening ceremony at The Station in Carrboro. 
Meet and greet, viewing of Gypsy Jazz Documentary “Django Legacy”, and open acoustic jam session. 
Free, no ticketing, tips accepted to support festival.  

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020  

***all workshops are open to ages 12+, must be fairly proficient at your instrument, but no experience in the style is necessary.

11am - 12:30pm = Workshop #1 = Gabriel Pelli violin workshop.

11am - 12:30pm = Workshop #2 = Dave Smith guitar workshop. 

2 - 3:30pm = Workshop #3 = Tony Williamson mandolin workshop. 
2 - 3:30pm = Workshop #4 = Daniel Hall rhythm workshop, open to all instruments including drums.  

8 - 8:30pm = David DiGiuseppe & Robbie Link opening band

8:30 - 9pm = Richard Badu & Susan Jean, Lindy (Swing) Dance workshop

9 - 10:30pm = Onyx Club Boys w/Tony Williamson show. Standing room, limited seating.  

 

Sunday, January 19, 2020  

12:30 - 2pm = Workshop #5 = Ultrafaux band workshop for guitar, bass, and any other acoustic instrument. 

12:30 - 2pm = Workshop #6 = Jason Anick violin workshop. 


4:30 - 6:30pm = Ultrafaux w/Jason Anick show, mostly seated, short intermission

7 - 10:30pm = After-Party at Tandem Restaurant in Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro.  Come relax, have some food and drink, and jam acoustically.  No ticket required. 

Lots of new shows! 

Dear Onyx Fam!  

We are excited to announce a bunch of upcoming shows in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Greensboro, and more!  We're also starting a summer residency at Carrboro's Oak Leaf Restaurant starting June 4.  Check out all the details under the SHOWS tab of our website, and make your calendars!
 

The Gyspy Jazz Jam at The Station in Carrboro has been a big success.  Folks bring an acoustic instrument and a folding chair, and play Django Music in a fun and supportive environment.  Come play or just listen every other Sunday from 3-5pm, with the next one being June 2nd.  

Plans for the Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival are coming together nicely.  We're expanding the festival to 3 days....January 17, 18, and 19, 2020 and Cat's Cradle Back Room and The Station.  We'll kick things off with a jam on opening night, followed by two days of workshops and featured concerts.  Workshops will be expanded to include more instruments (guitar, violin, mandolin, rhythm/drums), topics, and teachers.  The featured concerts shouldn't be missed!

Thanks for your support!

Onyx Club Boys

Thanks for a great Django Fest....and what's ahead! 

Dear Onyx Club Boys fans,

Thank you all for an amazing time at the 2nd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival 2019!  We had enthusiastic jams, packed workshops with Gabriel Pelli, Dave Smith, Jason Anick, and Olli Soikkeli, and two SOLD OUT shows with Onyx Club Boys and Rhythm Future Quartet.  We're already planning next year's festival, January 18 & 19, 2020.

Up next, Onyx Club Boys play the coolest roadhouse juke joint in Orange County, NC...The Kraken!  Saturday, February 23rd, 8-9:30pm...followed by the raucous Ragweed Brass 10-midnight.  Bring plenty of cash to tip the bands...no pre-sale tickets.  Come ready to dance the night away!
For more info...https://www.facebook.com/events/745553355816888/

We are starting up a regular Gypsy Jazz jam session at The Station in Carrboro, NC (across the parking lot from Weaver Street Market)!  Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month...3-5pm...starting this coming Sunday, February 10th!  (also February 24, March 10, 24).  Bring an acoustic instrument, your own chair, and check out these tunes which will be our initial core repertoire.  Listeners welcome too.

http://djangoinjune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/24-Gypsy-Jazz-Standards-Standard-and-TAB.pdf      

Til soon!

OCB

Carrboro Django Fest is here soon!  

It's been a dream of ours to present a Gypsy Jazz festival in our hometown of Carrboro, NC to honor the legacy of Django Reinhardt. 

And we are almost upon our 2nd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival festival, this January 19 and 20, 2019 at Cat's Cradle Back Room.

The festival features workshops, jams, and concerts in the Gypsy Jazz style pioneered by Django Reinhardt.

January 19th there's a show and workshops by Onyx Club Boys.  On January 20th, we present to you the world-class Rhythm Future Quartet in concert and for workshops. 

We hope you can join us for some, or all, or this year's amazing festival!

-Onyx Club Boys

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