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 that’s exactly what we need now after having been through a difficult year and a half. Their music directly reaches your heart and brings mile-long ‘smiles’, as the music is ‘happy’, contagious 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 unique and cool joie de vivre has made him an icon for an unlikely lineup of luminaries, from Carlos Santana to guitar greats, Eric Clapton! Jimi Hendrix named his “big band of gypsies” as a 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 in top venues and festivals to standing ovations. Birdland is where it all began. It is one of the oldest events of the legendary Birdland, held twice a year.
The festival is produced by Pat Philips, co-founded by Ettore Stratta and Pat Philips
31: Townecrier, Beacon NY,
4: Keystone Korner, Baltimore,
5: James Moody Festival, Chase Room, NJPAC,
6: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Ctr for Performing Arts, Pennsylvania,
7: Armenian Church, Wayne NJ,
11: Jazz Albuquerque Outpost,
12: Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix,
13: Taos Jazz Bebop Society Festival,
15 and 16: Denver Dazzle,
18: Arts Center, Grass Valley, California,
19: Blue Note Jazz, Napa,
21: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrrance, CA, 22: Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz, CA
Music dates back to the 1930s and 1940s in Europe, where Django Reinhardt was “king” and teamed up with top jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli to create music history.
The Django Festival All-Stars bring ‘HOT JAZZ’ to today. The Django Reinhardt Festival invites the best jazz artists to join them, which brings an extra spark of creativity and joy to the performance. They are swinging like crazy and will break your heart with a ballad, bringing down the house. Some are gypsies from Lorraine where music and family reign supreme, and where the art of music is taught from generation to generation.
“The highlight of Saturday and arguably the entire Playboy Festival was provided by The Django Festival Allstars” Scott Yanow, Jazz Scene LA ….
WELCOME TO BIRDLAND! 315 West 44th Street,
SHOWS: 7:30 am AND 9:30 am,
Dinner menu and parking nearby.
Reservations: 212 581-3080 or www.birdlandjazz.com