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: Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, Francko Mehrstein, Amati & Bronson Schmitt from France & Brian Torff
With Special Guests: Cyrille Aimee, Freddie Cole, James Carter & Edmar Castaneda
The Django Reinhardt Festival carries on the legacy of legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, but with some new songs and interpretations keeping it fresh, exciting, cutting-edge… true to the Hot Jazz, romantic style of playing, which has exploded across the US. It all started at Birdland in 2000, with the launching of the Festival and tours at prestigious venues, such as Kennedy Center, Disney Hall in LA, The San Francisco Festival..
Dorado Schmidt, 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 has been a star attraction at major festivals and at Birdland. He will be joined by other talented musicians who also appear regularly during the festival: Virtuoso’s Ludovic Beier on Accordion & Accordina, Pierre Blanchard on Violin, Francko Mmehrstein on rhythm guitar, and Brian Torff, on Bass and as host for the festival. And of course, Dorado's young sons Amati and Bronson Schmitt.
The excitement continues at Birdland with the Django Reinhardt NY Festival going into its 14th year celebrating their new CD , The Django Festival Allstars on Three's a Crowd Records. The CD is being played around the country and receiving rave critical reviews.
Special thanks to: AIR FRANCE
Sponsors: VERIZON, RD WRIGHT, INC., JOHN PEARSE STRINGS, The JOAN AND JOHN D'ADDARIO FOUNDATION.

The Django Festival is Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta

$40.00

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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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Thursday, November 7 · Doors 10:30 PM / Show 11:00 PM at Birdland

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