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Kimmel Center Presents

Django Festival All Stars

Saturday
Nov 03, 2018
8:00 PM
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Overview

The Django Festival Allstars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. Their unique, high energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as ‘hot jazz’ and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world…in great part to the success of the Django Festival Allstars who honor the traditions of this “gypsy jazz” adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions with stunning virtuosity!

This internationally renowned group prominently features one of Europe’s greatest musical families- guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmit and his two sons Samson and Amati. The band also features virtuoso violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist extraordinaire Ludovic Beier. Rounding out the band is Francko Mehrstein on rhythm guitar and Gino Roman on Bass.

“Expect buoyant rhythm, blinding technique, solid entertainment” – New York Times

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 90 Minutes

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