DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL
At BIRDLAND, IT’S HOME
June 23 -27, 2015
Featuring The Django Festival Allstars
“On the Road Again” with Two Major Tours! Special Guests: Ken Peplowski, Edmar Castaneda, Chris Washburne,
Stephane Seva, Olli Soikkeli -from Finland-
Returns by Popular Demand
“Hardest swinging group at this year’s Newport Jazz Festival”
‘HOT HOT JAZZ’
Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta
After standing ovations and rave reviews at The Newport Jazz Festival, The Django Festival Allstars return from Paris for two major tours and a week at their home, BIRDLAND on June 23 – 27 headed by lead guitarist, Samson Schmitt, gypsy from Forbach, France, son of the legendary Dorado Schmitt who will return to Birdland and for the 2nd tour in November.
Samson Schmitt, “lightening licks touched by a kind of melodic genius, sensational!” Of Ludovic Beier, “heart wrenching playing on the accordina as good a solo as was heard at Newport”…
Joining is Pierre Blanchard on Violin, a prodigy of Grappelli who is a sensation, and DouDou Cuillerier, monster rhythm guitarist and scat singer. Brian Torff, who traveled the world on bass with Stephane Grappelli, holds it all together. The Django Reinhardt NY Festival fired up a resurgence of ‘HOT JAZZ’ in the US created by the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt teamed with Jazz Violin virtuoso Stephane Grappelli in the 30’s and 40’S in France l
***See Promo clip from The Newport Jazz Festival, click here
Each night, thre is a Special Jazz Guest who sits in with the band, creating a new excitement. June 23: Virtuoso Clarinetist Ken Peplowski, 27: Chris Washburne on Trombone
25&26: Colombian Jazz Harpist Edmar Castaneda
27: French Washboard percussionist Stephane Seva
*Plus as Special Guest returning by popular demand: young Olli Soikkeli from Finland.
The band has taken the US by storm. June/July tour dates:
June 19: Scullers/Boston
20: Gemini Theatre/Mystic, Conn 3: Musical Instrument Museum/Phoenix
23 -27: Birdland /NYC 5: Vibrato/LA owned by famed musician
28: Freihofer’s Festial/Saratoga, NY Herb Alpert where the band is joined by Top
30 & July 1: Aspen Snowmass Jazzfest Pianist Roger Kellaway as Special Guest
The tour in November will be headed by legendary guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt joined by his young son, Amati, now 19, and once again by Ludovic Beier and Pierre Blanchard with French gypsy Francko Mehrstein on Rhythm and Xavier Nikq on Bass, all part of the Django Festival Allstars , the great players specially recognized by the public during the Festivals. The music is in the tradition of Django but taking it beyond - hip and hot !
Nov.5,6,7,8: San Francisco Jazz Festival 13: Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre
9: Kuumbwa Jazz Center/ Santa Cruz 14: Regatta Bar/Boston
10: Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara 15: Paramount Theatre/ Peekskill
Special Guest: Roger Kellaway
11: NJPAC/ Newark, NJ
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