Air France Presents: The Django Reinhardt NY Festival- Django Festival Allstars + Special Guests

Air France Presents: The Django Reinhardt NY Festival- Django Festival Allstars + Special Guests

THE DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL
Featuring Gypsy Guitar Legend DORADO SCHMITT
With: Dorado Schmitt, Amati Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, Francko Mehrstein, & Xavier NIki.


*"Hardest swinging band at the Newport Festival" "Sensational"*

*Downbeat Magazine*

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The Django Reinhardt Festival carries on the legacy of legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, with original music keeping it fresh, exciting, cutting-edge! .…along with some old favorites.. the music, Hot Jazz, 'swiging and romantic' has exploded across the US and it all started at Birdland in 2000, with the launching of the Festival with tours
now 2X a year at prestigious venues...to standing ovations: Kennedy Center, Disney Hall in LA, SF JAZZ, to name a few.

DORADO SCHMITT, legendary Manouche gypsy guitarist from the Strasbourg region of France, a Django look- alike with pencil thin mustache, returns to Birdland to adoring fans. Schmitt started coming to the US in 2002 and is now a star attraction at major festivals as well as at Birdland. He is joined by his son, AMATI SCHMITT, a brilliant guitarist at 20 years old, plus other talented musicians appearing regularly as part of the Festival: Virtuoso accordionist/accordina player LUDOVIC BEIER, PIERRE BLANCHARD on Violin, Francko Mmehrstein on rhythm guitar, and Xavier Niki on Bass. The Festival is Produced by Pat Philips Stratta , founded by Ettore Stratta and Pat Philips.

The excitement continues at Birdland with the Django Reinhardt NY Festival going into its 17th year. There will be on a cross country tour after Birdland: The Dakota in Minn., SF Jazz, The Athenaeum in San Diego, Mizner in Boca Raton Florida, and ending at the Faena in Miami.

Sponsors:
RD WRIGHT, INC., -- FRESH DIRECT --
JOHN PEARSE STRINGS, The ROW HOTEL (44th street & Eighth Ave.)
The Joan and John D'Addario Foundation

$40.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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