Led by legendary gypsy guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt, the Django Festival Allstars return to the Outpost Performance Space with their unique, high-energy tribute to legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and his driving, swinging “hot jazz” style which harkens back to the 1930’s and 40’s in Europe. Reinhardt is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time and the first European jazz musician to make major contributions to the development of the jazz guitar genre. ‘Hot-swing’ has its roots in American popular music and in the reverence for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and other top American jazz figures. The Django Festival Allstars take the music fully into the 21st century with their own creative interpretations, arrangements, and original compositions.
Outpost is proud to welcome for the first time to NM, the Schmitt family patriarch, Dorado Schmitt, lead guitar & violin; plus his sons Samson Schmitt & Amati Schmitt, lead & rhythm guitars; and Francko Mehrstein, rhythm guitar; Ludovic Beier, accordion & accordina; Pierre Blanchard, violin; and Gino Roman, bass.
Images of Jazz by Joseph Berg Jazz Concert Photography.