Knicely and Friends Tribute to Gypsy Jazz Rescheduled

Danny Knicely’s 10th annual winter concert planned for Saturday has been rescheduled because of the snowstorm. The concert to commemorate the 106th birthday of one of the greatest guitarist of all time, Django Reinhardt will be held Sunday, March 20.

The performance will feature past and present members of The Blue Rhythm Boys, Furnace Mountain, The Woodshedders, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, Danny Gatton’s band, and The Dixie Power Trio.

At the center of the talent-packed stage will be Knicely, a multi-instrumentalist and music producer from the Shenandoah Valley. He has garnered many awards for his mandolin, guitar, and fiddle expertise, including first place in the mandolin contest at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival. His skills on the mandolin and original compositions can be heard on his debut album “Roots and Branches” and his colorful, versatile, acoustic guitar picking are the highlight of his latest release “Waltz for Aimee.”

Join Knicely and his multi-talented friends as they pay tribute to Reinhardt, who earned his fame in the ’30s and ’40s when he developed a new style of jazz guitar technique, often referred to as hot jazz guitar.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane in Purcellville. Tickets are $20 with advance purchase online at and $25 at the door.


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