Django Reinhardt Festival Dorado Schmitt, Samson & Amati Schmitt, Pierre Blanchard & Ludovic Beier

Django Reinhardt Festival Dorado Schmitt, Samson & Amati Schmitt, Pierre Blanchard & Ludovic Beier

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Produced by Pat Philips - Stratta

…………..Downbeat Magazine

The Django Reinhardt NY Festival’s 19th year!

HOT JAZZ harkens back to the 30's and 40's in Europe where DJANGO teamed with top Jazz Violinist STEPHANE GRAPPELLI to create The HOT CLUB QUINTETTE of France ...the greatest musical partnership in European history Jazz history. The DJANDO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS follow in their footsteps taking the music beyond with original compositions , hip improvisations and some of Django's lasting greats. This 'hot-swing' form of jazz has its roots in American popular music and in the reverence for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and other top American jazz figures. They swing like crazy and will break your heart with a ballad. Each of them are composers and while this music can harken back to the great music of the past, their interpretations, arrangements, virtuosity, and original compositions bring a newness to Django's style and take it beyond.

The DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL is going into is in its 19th successful year with packed houses at its home, the legendary music club BIRDLAND, in New York City-and tours prestigious halls across the country such as Rose HALL/Jazz at Lincoln Center, Disney Hall in LA, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The San Francisco Festival, and many more.  These world class musicians, who come mostly from France, now called the DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS, led by legendary gypsy guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt, are the best players to come out of the Festival.

The Django Reinhard NY Festival brings the music of the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt into the 21stCentury. The high energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt who is considered one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as ‘HOT JAZZ’. The artists add their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions along with some of Reinhardt’s greats…to stunning virtuosity with runs that bedazzle the eye … melodies that will break your heart

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