DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS ‘JOY TOUR,’ at Birdland Jazz Club
There’s nothing like The Django Festival Allstars to bring pure JOY to an audience, and it’s exactly what we need now having been through a difficult year and a half. Their music reaches right into your heart and brings ‘smiles’ a mile long, as the music is ‘happy’, infectious, and full of love. “HOT GYPSY JAZZ” and The Django Reinhardt NY Festival is the place to be.
“The best show in town”. ...Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal
Django’s unmistakable cool and ‘jumpin’ jole de vivre has made him an icon for an unlikely range of luminaries from Carlos Santana to Eric Clapton, guitar greats! Jimi Hendrix named his “big band of gypsies” in tribute, and Willie Nelson adopted his influence in “country-swing.”
The Django Festival Allstars is a brilliantly cohesive group of star musicians who have taken America by storm, performing at top concert halls and festivals to standing ovations. Birdland is where it all started. It is one of the longest running events at legendary Birdland, held twice a year.
The Festival is Produced by Pat Philips, Co-Founded by Ettore Stratta and Pat Philips.
Tour: Oct. 26-30: Birdland, 31: Townecrier, Beacon NY, Nov. 4: Keystone Korner, Baltimore, 5: James Moody Festival , Chase Room, NJPAC, 6: Perelman Theatre, Kimmel Ctr for Performing Arts, Pa., 7: Armenian Church, Wayne NJ, 11: Outpost Jazz Albuquerque, 12: Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, 13: Taos Jazz Bebop Society Festival, 15 and 16: Denver Dazzle, 18: Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, Ca., 19: Blue Note Jazz, Napa, 21: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrrance, Ca., 22: Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz, Ca.
The music harkens back to the 30s and 40s in Europe where Django Reinhardt was “king” and teamed with the top Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli to create musical history.
The Django Festival All-Stars bring ‘HOT JAZZ’ to today. The Django Reinhardt Festival invites top Jazz artists to join them which brings an extra spark of creativity and joy to the performance. They swing like crazy and will break your heart with a ballad, bringing the house down. Some are gypsies from the Lorraine region of France where music and family reign supreme, and where he art of music is taught from one generation to another.
“The highpoint of Saturday and arguably of the entire Playboy Festival was provided by The Django Festival Allstars” Scott Yanow, Jazz Scene LA....
Oct. 26: Ken Peplowski - Top Clarinetist
27: Samara Joy - Swinging Jazz Vocalist
28: Ingrid Jensen – Great Trumpeter
29 and 30: Anais Reno—Exciting Young Singer