The Django Festival Allstars w/Special Guest Roger Kellaway

Cover: $35 // Show: 7:30 & 9:00  

Featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard — also in the band DouDou Cuilerier and Brian Torff with Special Guest, pianist Roger Kellaway

"Hardest swinging band at the Newport Festival.  Sensational!" — Downbeat Magazine

“Djangofest is the best jazz show in town!  Imagine a stage filled with six contemporary Reinhardt descendants, and you’ll get a sense that the collective talent pool on the bandstand is larger than the Arc de Triomphe!” Wall Street Journal 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 Jazz history.

The 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 Producers call it HIP HOT!

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 Jazz history. 

The 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 Producers call it HIP HOT! 

These world class musicians, who come mostly from France, now called the DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS, are the best players to come out of the Festival. They return to New York twice a year — and this year at Vibrato!

Most great guitarists follow in the footsteps of the great Django such as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and Keith Richards. This music continues to trend as the hippest, most cutting-edge on the scene having survived almost 100 years and counting. Leonardo DiCaprio proclaims it "the greatest music project he has seen in years!" He has become an ardent fan along with other “A” listers”, such as Edward Norton, Robert Deniro, Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, and many others.

Producer Pat Philips recently produced Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday bash for his father's 70th in Los Angeles at which Leonardo flew in the DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS to perform!  The Festival is a premiere musical event which was featured in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. A Hollywood film is now in production on Django's life as the interest in Django has grown worldwide.

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