|May 22, 2012
The annual Django Reinhardt NY Festival now is semi-annual, June and November, due to public demand for this very popular event of HOT JAZZ. The Festival is produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta.
style=”color: #000000;”> Returning are ‘THE YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY JAZZ’ from France headed by SAMSON SCHMITT, guitar great and son of legendary gypsy star Dorado Schmitt, who will return in November. Samson, out on his own now, is a rising star all over Europe. He grew up alongside his Dad on the Birdland stage having appeared for over 10 years, full of talent and personality. Samson comes from the Strasbourg region of France, part of the Manouche gypsy culture, and is joined by the very popular LUDOVIC BEIER on Accordion and Accordina. He is a familiar favorite face on the Hot Jazz scene at Birdland and on tour, along with PIERRE BLANCHARD, great Violinist, both from Paris.
style=”color: #000000;”> A newcomer last year, French Rhythm Guitarist DOUDOU CUILLERIER, created a great energy, and his surprise Scat-Singing brought the house down. Our very own BRIAN TORFF supports the band on Bass and by Hosting the fun on the stage! Special Guest is EVAN PERRI of “The Hot Club of Detroit”. Their new CD “Junction” will be released in July by MackAvenue Records.
style=”color: #000000;”> Top Women In Jazz join each night as Guests: ANAT COHEN/June 19 & 20, GRACE KELLY/ 21 & 22, and CYRILLE AIMEE/23 & 24.
style=”color: #000000;”> The Festival is also branching out
Birdland Django Reinhardt NY Festival
The Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz will also appear at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston
on June 15th and 16th !
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