Five Things To Know About Amati Schmitt

On The Corner Masthead


November 5, 2019 | by Rusty Aceves

Amati Schmitt

Here are five things to know about gypsy jazz legend Dorado Schmitt's prodigiously talented 24-year-old son Amati Schmitt. Django All-Stars will be led by Amati, who represents the future of the Gypsy tradition THU, NOV 7 to SAT, NOV 10. 

  1. He was born in August 1995 in Thionville, located in the historic Moselle area of northeastern France
  2. Amati began on piano at age six and guitar at age eight, showing so much ability that he was performing on stage with his father by nine
  3. His reputation had grown to that of a major young talent by his early teens, and in 2010 he performed for six nights with Dorado Schmitt at New York’s Birdland club in addition to appearances around the world
  4. At sixteen, he headlined with his own band at the famous Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois sur Seine, France – the final home of Django Reinhardt
  5. In 2012 Harmonia Mundi distribution released Schmitt’s debut recording Sonny Day on their Le Chant Du Monde label, featuring his father Dorado and older brother Bronson on rhythm guitars along with bassist Xavier Nikq 

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience. To find out more, view our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for more details.