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 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.. The Django Festival is Produced by *Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta*.

*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 has been a star attraction at major festivals and at Birdland in NY, home
of the Django Reinhardt NY Festival. He will be joined by other gifted musicians who also appear regularly: Virtuosos *LUDOVIC BEIER* on Accordion & Accordina, *PIERRE BLANCHARD* on Violin with *FRANCKO MMEHRSTEIN* on
Rhythm Guitar, from France and *BRIAN TORFF* on Bass and as Host, plus Dorado's young sons *Amati and Bronson Schmitt.*

Joining them will be talented Jazz Guests each night:
*Nov. 5 and 6: CYRILLE AIMEE - French Jazz Vocalist*
*Nov. 7: FREDDIE COLE - US Vocal legend*
*Nov. 8 & 9: EDMAR CASTANEDA- Colombian jazz harpist*
*Nov. 10: JAMES CARTER - Sax great*

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.

$40.00

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

Friday, November 8 · Doors 10:30 PM / Show 11:00 PM at Birdland

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