, legendary Manouche gypsy guitarist from the Strasbourg region of France, returns to Birdland
to adoring fans. Schmitt
started coming to the Festival in 2002 and has been a star attraction. One of his goals has been to introduce his sons, young guitarists, to the NY audience as he did with Samson Schmitt
who is now out on his own. Young Amati joins his Dad at the Festival this year side by side as Dorado did with his Dad in the tradition of gypsy life.