The Django Festival Allstars
About the Event
The Django Festival Allstars bring the music of legendary 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” and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world – in great part to the success of The Django Festival Allstars, who honor the traditions of this “gypsy jazz,” adding their own interpretations, arrangements, and original compositions with stunning virtuosity.
Django was “king.” His unmistakable cool and jumpin’ joie de vivre made him an icon for an unlikely range of luminaries from Carlos Santana to Eric Clapton. Jimi Hendrix named his “big band of gypsies” in tribute, and Willie Nelson adopted his influence in “country-swing.” He teamed with jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and made musical history. The music speaks of Paris in the 20s and 30s, when guitar music filled the air – in the cafés, the streets, the countryside, a time of Montmartre, la belle époque, café au lait, and a great glass of wine. The Django Festival Allstars have grown into a brilliantly cohesive group of star musicians who’ve taken America by storm, performing at Carnegie Hall and festivals to standing ovations.
“They are the NASCAR of Jazz” – The Wall Street Journal
Samson Schmitt – Guitar
Pierre Blanchard – Violin
Ludovic Beier – Accordion
Doudou Cuillerier – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Antonio Licusati – Bass
“Mr. Schmitt has the springy phrasing and effusive flow of a Djangoloist; he’s clearly born to the style.”New York times
$106 - VIP
(VIP ticket includes premier seating and a pre-show reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres)
$49 - Section A
$39 - Section B
This event is presented by Jazz at the Lobero