The Django Festival Allstars Return to the US, Debuting at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, as Part of Their Summer Tour

Article Contributed by Jazz Promo Services | Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The Django Festival Allstars are thrilled to announce their return to the United States, marking a significant milestone with their debut performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, as part of their highly anticipated summer tour.

Renowned for their electrifying and virtuosic performances, the Django Festival Allstars bring to life the enchanting musical style of Django Reinhardt, known as "hot gypsy jazz." Their music is a vibrant homage to the romantic era of Paris in the 1920s and 30s, when Django Reinhardt and the legendary jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli created the iconic Hot Club Quintette.

The Allstars' music is infectious, characterized by a driving beat, rich melodies, and an undeniable joy that captures audiences from the first note. Leading the group is Samson Schmitt, son of the legendary Manouche gypsy guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt. Samson's virtuosity is complemented by Ludovic Beier on accordion and accordina, Pierre Blanchard on violin, Francko Mehrstein on rhythm guitar, and Antonio Licusati on bass. Each musician brings their own unique flair to the ensemble, ensuring a dynamic and unforgettable performance.

Their program features original compositions by these talented artists, as well as beloved standards by Django Reinhardt.

Critical acclaim for the Django Festival Allstars includes:

    "Hardest swinging band at the Newport Jazz Festival." – Downbeat Magazine
    "The best show in town." – Wall Street Journal
    "Sensational." – George Benson
    "The highpoint of the entire Playboy Festival was The Django Festival Allstars." – Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

The Django Festival Allstars promise an evening of toe-tapping rhythms and infectious melodies that will leave audiences smiling for days.

Tour Schedule:


    14: Camden Opera House, Camden, ME
    15: Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel, Boston, MA
    16: Shakespeare and Co., Lenox, MA
    19: Carlyle Hotel, Washington, DC
    21: South Park Fair Grounds Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
    22: Keystone Korner, Baltimore, MD
    23: Keystone Korner, Baltimore, MD
    26: The Dakota, MN
    27: Rochester Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY
    28: Rochester Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY
    29: Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada


    7: The Kate, Old Saybrook, CT
    11-14: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NY
    15: Hamptons Jazzfest, Hampton Bays (Canoe Island), NY
    16: Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ
    19: Blue Note Napa, Napa, CA
    20: Freight and Salvage Theatre, Berkeley, CA
    22: Artown Festival, Winfield Park, Reno, NV

For tickets and more information, visit Jazz at Lincoln Center or the Django Festival Allstars’ official website. Don’t miss the chance to experience the magic of the Django Festival Allstars live!