Gypsy Legend Dorado Schmitt Returns To Birdland With Django Festival Allstars
The 'hot swing' musical style of DJANGO holds the crowd like a magnet. The Django Reinhardt NY Festival continues at Birdland for the 19th successful year, Nov. 6-11.
Legendary gypsy great Dorado Schmitt from the Alsace region of France returns with the joy of playing alongside his two sons Samson & Amati, guitar virtuosos of the style. Dorado turns more and more to violin, taught to him by his father as in the gypsy tradition and is passing the torch. The Band is 'on fire', ripping thru hot swinging numbers and will break your heart with a ballad, influenced musically by the top French Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli as well as America's Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.
The Band is joined by gypsy 'cousins' Francko Mehrstein on Rhythm Guitar and Gino Roman on Bass.