Django Festival All Stars

Django Festival All Stars….  wow…

I’d like to thank John Ditto over at our facebook page for finding this video and article.

They group you are seeing (very hot Django style Gypsy Jazz) features Samson Schmitt, lead guitar; Ludovic Beier, accordion; Pierre Blanchard, violin; DouDou Cuillerier, rhythm guitar; Brian Torff, bass

Hoping you enjoy this performance as much as I did…


The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

October 16, 2014by PATRI CK JARENWATTANANON • Every year for the last decade and a half, select groups of hot swing musicians have come from Europe to tour the U.S. The exact lineups change, but they all feature masters of the “gypsy jazz” — or jazz manouche — style pioneered by guitarist Django Reinhardt. In fact, they’re billed under the banner of New York’s Django Reinhardt Festival.The Django Festival All-Stars perform acoustically, but they played an electrifying set near the end of the Newport Jazz Festival. Afterward, we asked them to stick around and perform one more tune, and though their flying-finger exercises left them properly winded, they had plenty left in the tank for this energetic performance. read more here