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Dorado Schmitt and The Django Festival AllStars

Django Festival AllStars carry on the legacy of the great 'gypsy' jazz guitarist Django Reinhard

The DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS bring the music of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st Century. Their unique, high energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt, who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as “HOT JAZZ.”

HOT JAZZ harkens back to the 1930s and 1940s 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 history Jazz history. The DJANGO FESTIVAL 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.

Led for many years by legendary guitarist Dorado Schmitt, and now his two sons, Samson and Amati, all gypsy guitar greats–along with virtuosos Ludovic Beier on accordion and Pierre Blanchard on violin–the DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS have become a sensation across the country at festivals and major clubs with standing ovations and critical acclaim.

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