Cover: $25 // Show: 8:00pm
The Django Festival Allstars return from France and head into a cross-country ‘HOT JAZZ’ tour including Vibrato on July 24th and wind up at their home BIRDLAND, AUG. 2-7 for the bi-annual Django Reinardt NY Festival.
George Wein says “They really get the crowd going and are great” !
Samson Schmitt, son of legendary gypsy guitarist Dorado Schmitt, is a full-fledged leader in his own right, one hot player. The Schmitt family comes from Forbach, France near Germany, living in a gypsy communitywhere music reigns supreme….the soul ofthe Manouchetribe as they pass music from one generation to another..the real thing!
The Django Festival Allstars bring the Django styleup to date with original songs and old favorites, a band thatswings like crazy and will bring you to tears with a love song, virtuosity and creativity at it’s best. The Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio says, “They are some of the greatest musicians in the world”!
Of Ludovic Beier, soloist on accordion and the accordina, Downbeat’s Allen Morrison said “at Newport” he played a solo as great as Toots Thielemans at his zenith”. Addsoloist Pierre Blanchard on Violin, a virtuosic prodigy of Stephane Grappelli andswinging DouDou Cuillerier on rhythm guitar andscat singing . Antonio Licusati is on bass.. you have it, “the French have invaded !!! “