Birdland Presents The Django Reinhardt Festival Allstars And More Week Of November 5Birdland Presents The Django Reinhardt Festival Allstars And More Week Of November 5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Harris Center Presents Django Festival All-StarsHarris Center Presents Django Festival All-Stars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

'On this stage, you see…five gypsies!' Carrying forward the 'Hot Jazz' legacy of the great Django Reinhardt, this internationally renowned group features one of Europe's greatest musical families, guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and his son Amati. The family is joined by virtuoso violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist extraordinaire Ludovic Beier, who 'played as great a solo on his accordion as Toots Thielemans at his zenith' (Downbeat). 'Dorado Schmitt's virtuosity was on full display via lightning-fast finger work, powerful strumming, wild sweeps across the fingerboard and astonishingly fast tempos. Schmitt displayed complete mastery of Gypsy jazz guitar technique' (Los Angeles Times). (more...)

Birdland Announces November 2018 ScheduleBirdland Announces November 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Gypsy Legend Dorado Schmitt Returns to Birdland with Django Festival Allstars 11/6-11/11Gypsy Legend Dorado Schmitt Returns to Birdland with Django Festival Allstars 11/6-11/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The 'hot swing' musical style of DJANGO holds the crowd like a magnet. The Django Reinhardt NY Festival continues at Birdland for the 19thsuccessful 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. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents the Django Festival All-Stars who have ushered the music of legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt into the 21st century, revitalizing Reinhardt's driving, swinging style (often referred to as "hot jazz"). The group's repertoire combines unique interpretations of Reinhardt classics with original compositions. Praised by critics at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, and NYC's famed Birdland, the Django Festival All-Stars were recently classified by The Wall Street Journal as "the best jazz show in town." The group includes of one of Europe's greatest musical families - guitarist-violinist Dorado Schmitt and his two sons, Samson and Amati - along with violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist Ludovic Beier. (more...)

Birdland Presents the Django Festival Allstars and More Week of July 9Birdland Presents the Django Festival Allstars and More Week of July 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Django Reinhardt NY Festival: Django Festival Allstars, Carol Sloane, Ronny Whyte, and more! (more...)

Birdland Announces July 2018 ScheduleBirdland Announces July 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with Veronica Swift and the Emmet Cohen Trio, Django Reinhardt Festival Allstars, Tommy Igoe Sextet, Birdland Big Band, John Pizzarelli, Polly Gibbons, Carol Sloane, Memo Acevedo, Ronny Whyte, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Django Reinhardt Festival in Full Swing at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Django Reinhardt Festival in Full Swing at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 11, 2017

The Django Reinhardt NY Festival is in full swing at Birdland, it's New York City home. Jean Django Reinhardt was a Belgian-born, Romani French jazz guitarist and composer, regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. (more...)

Mizner Park Cultural Center to Present DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Mizner Park Cultural Center is presenting two performances of what has been called "the best jazz show in town" - Django Festival All-Stars - at the state-of-the-art entertainment venue located at 201 Plaza Real at the South End of Boca Raton's premiere shopping and dining destination, Mizner Park. (more...)

Mizner Park Cultural Center to Present DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Mizner Park Cultural Center is presenting two performances of what has been called "the best jazz show in town" - Django Festival All-Stars - at the state-of-the-art entertainment venue located at 201 Plaza Real at the South End of Boca Raton's premiere shopping and dining destination, Mizner Park. (more...)

Django Reinhardt Festival and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for November 14-20, including The Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Aisha de Haas, Capathia Jenkins & Billy Stritch in "Stritch, Trouble and More Trouble", Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces November Schedule, Featuring JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

The Django Festival Allstars Announce Dates for their HOT JAZZ Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Django Festival Allstars return from France and head into their cross-country 'HOT JAZZ' tour, playing The Newport Jazz Festival and BIRDLAND for the bi-annual Django Reinardt NY Festival. Samson Schmitt, son of legendary gypsy guitarist Dorado Schmitt, is a full-fledged leader in his own right.  The Schmitt family comes from Forbach, France, living in a gypsy community  where music reigns supreme. The soul of  the Manouche tribe is apparent as they pass music from one generation to another.The Django Festival Allstars bring the Django style  up to date with original songs and old favorites. Featuring Ludovic Beier on accordion, Pierre Blanchard on violin, DouDou Cuillerier on rhythm guitar and scat singing and Antonio Licusati on bass. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

AIR FRANCE presents DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS 'Back from France -- on the road again with major tour' In NY at Birdland Nov. 17 - 22 DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL Starring: DORADO & AMATI SCHMITT LUDOVIC BEIER, PIERRE BLANCHARD and Dou Dou Cuillerier - From France. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Erich Bergen & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 22 - June 28, featuring Django Reinhardt Festival, Erich Bergen Live!, a Special Pride Celebration Including Tony Yazbeck, Molly Pop, and more! (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 4 - August 10, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Daniel Reichard, Loston Harris, and more! (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Dorado Schmitt and More Set for 2013 Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL carries on the legacy of legendary gypsy guitarist DJANGO REINHARDT, but with some new songs and interpretations keeping it fresh, exciting, cutting-edge… true to the HOT JAZZ, ROMANTIC, style which has exploded across the US. It all started at Birdland in 2000 with the launching of the Festival and tours at prestigious venues such as Kennedy Center, Disney Hall in LA, The San Francisco Festival.. The Django Festival is Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. (more...)

Django Reinhardt Festival, Cyrille Aimee, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland, 11/4-10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its eclectic line-up of vivacious talent for November 4-10, including the Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Frank Wildhorn and Friends, Birdland Jazz Party with Cyrille Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

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