Django Festival All Stars

Samson Schmitt-Lead Guitar, Ludovic Beier-Accordian and Accoardina, Pierre Blanchard-Violin, DouDou Cuillerier-Rhythm Guitar and Scat Singing, Antonio Licusati-bass

Django Reinhardt's original jazz inspiration was Louis Armstrong, and his closest American counterpart was Art Tatum. Like both, Reinhardt's greatest gift was turning sheer virtuosity into exuberant showmanship. It wasn't just that he could leave a crowd breathless with a dazzling run along the guitar neck, but that his remarkable sense of composition and context could command an audience's attention. Like Armstrong, Django held the crowd like a magnet; now 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. - Will Friewald

The DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS carry on the legacy of the great 'gypsy' guitarist DJANGO REINHARDT-HOT JAZZ at is best! It's star, DORADO SCHMITT , from the Lorraine region of France, is a gypsy legend in the true style of DJANGO. The Band grew out of the very successful DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL with its home at Birdland in New York City and major tours across the country. Hailed by LEONARDO DICAPRIO as some of the greatest musicians in the world, DICAPRIO has become their greatest fan! - LA Times

Showtimes

Thu, Jun 29 - 6:00 PM
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music
$35 at the Door or Club Pass

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Thu, Jun 29 - 9:00 PM
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music
$35 at the Door or Club Pass

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