On-Demand: Dorado Schmitt & Django Festival Allstars

On-Demand: Dorado Schmitt & Django Festival Allstars

A photograph of Dorado Schmitt performing

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Jazz Manouche Virtuoso
DORADO SCHMITT & DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS

RECORDED LIVE • NOV 25, 2018
ON-DEMAND
 • DEC 22 - MAR 23, 2022 

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ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Pioneering guitarist Django Reinhardt lamented that he might be neglected by history, but today the ebulliently swinging “jazz manouche” sound he created with French violinist Stéphane Grappelli is more pervasive than ever. “Clearly born to the style” (NY Times), no one has done more to ignite interest in the idiom than dazzling French guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt. Born near the German border in Lorraine, Schmitt was weaned on traditional Roma music and jazz manouche style, but rebelled as a teenager by taking up electric guitar and emulating Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana.

After a decade of leading his own trio, he was nearly killed in a car crash, and spent years in physical therapy to regain his unrivaled guitar prowess. By the mid-90s he was a leading figure on the international jazz scene, where he continues to represent the art form at its highest level. Schmitt is joined by a cast of fiercely swinging compatriots including his sons, guitarists Samson Schmitt and Amati Schmitt, accordionist and accordina, Ludovic Beier, violinist, Pierre Blanchard, bassist Gino Roman and rhythm guitarist Francko Mehrstein.

SETLIST
Gypsy Wagon
 Ludovic Beier
Lovely Wife Samson Schmitt
Tchavolo Swing Tchavolo Schmitt
For Grappelli Dorado Schmitt
Sweet Lorraine Cliff Burwell
Dulce Amati Schmitt
Cloudy Skies Ludovic Beier
Song For Bibolde Dorado Schmitt
Bossa Dorado Dorado Schmitt
Lady Be Good George and Ira Gershwin

PERSONNEL
Dorado Schmitt guitar & violin
Samson Schmitt guitar
Amati Schmitt guitar
Francko Mehrstein rhythm guitar
Pierre Blanchard violin
Ludovic Beier accordion & accordina
Gino Roman bass

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