Velvet Caravan with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra – photos

Well how great is this?

Savannah band Velvet Caravan performed twice this week with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra for their Symphony Under the Stars ($70 per ticket).

From the event description:
This year’s theme is “Carnival” conducted by John Morris Russell, who will be joined by the Velvet Caravan Band. The Velvet Caravan is one of the most unusual ensembles in the music business. Combining Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor. Bringing together the eclectic sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians that draw their roots from Venezuela, Serbia, Austin TX, Boston MA, and Southern Georgia.

“When five of Savannah’s most skilled musicians deem their genre “European redneck music,” you know you’re in for an unforgettable treat. Even if the only Django you know is a Tarantino character, you’ll be charmed by the lighthearted, hard-playing dedication of Ochoa, Hall, Monkman, Dunn and Sasha Strunjas,” said the Savannah Morning News.

Many thanks to Jon Waits of JWaitsphoto for the wonderful images. Here are a few — more after the jump.