Django Reinhardt Festival
About Django Reinhardt Festival
Gypsy legend Dorado Schmitt Returns to Birdland with Django Festival Allstars Feat. Sons Samson & Amati - + Soloists
Ludovic Beier and Pierre Blanchard
Special Guests: Edmar Castaneda, Grace Kelly, Joel Frahm, And Newcomer Evan Sherman NOVEMBER 6-11
Django Reinhardt NY Festival ‘HOT JAZZ’
Produced by Pat Philips Co-Founded with Ettore Stratta
The ‘hot swing’ musical style of DJANGO holds the crowd like a magnet. The Django Reinhardt NY Festival continues at Birdland for the 19th successful year, Nov. 6-11.
Legendary gypsy great Dorado Schmitt from the Alsace region of France returns with the joy of playing alongside his two sons Samson & Amati, guitar virtuosos of the style. Dorado turns more and more to violin, taught to him by his father as in the gypsy tradition and is passing the torch. The Band is ‘on fire’, ripping thru hot swinging numbers and will break your heart with a ballad, influenced musically by the top French Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli as well as America’s Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.
Dorado Schmitt (Guitar & Violin) “Buoyont rhythm, blinding technique…solid entertainment” Nate Chinen……………NY Times
Samson Schmit (Guitar) “Lightening licks and melodic genius”