Jens Kruger of the Kruger Brothers is bringing the banjo class of his famous music academy to the Deering Banjos Factory, located in Spring Valley, CA (just outside of San Diego) the evening of Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 5:30pm.
San Diego Academy Jan. 17
The Deering Banjo Company is heading over the pond in a few weeks to join Eagle Music Shop in bringing the celebration of 40 years of crafting Deering banjos to the UK! Together with the world renowned Kruger Brothers, and fantastic supporting musicians such as JigJam from Ireland, this will be an epic banjo celebration day of workshops and on-stage performances!
We can feel the excitement in the air as the final preparations for our 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert aboard the Star of India Ship are completed...and boy do we have some monumental surprises in store for you!
The Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert aboard the Star of India Ship is right around the corner. We are proud to be an American and local San Diego company, and honored to share this milestone with you while giving back to the community at the same time!
At age six, when Jens (Yens) heard the banjo on one of his dad's American records, he yearned to play it. But having no access to one, Jens played their mother's accordion, accompanying Uwe, who played their father's guitar. When Jens turned ten he acquired a tenor banjo and started to play Dixieland jazz, hoping that one-day 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' would somehow flow from the instrument. A year later, Jens and Uwe made their first public appearance, and two years later Uwe bought Jens his first five-string banjo.
Come aboard with the Deering Banjo Company on the biggest ever Bluegrass festival cruise to the Bahamas from Feb 1-4, 2013! Featuring artists such as The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kruger Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers, David Grisman, and many more.