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Presented by Pat Philips-Stratta and Leonardo and George DiCaprio

Forever Django: Passing the Family Torch

Hot Gypsy Jazz
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Dorado Schmitt | Melody Gardot
Django Festival Allstars celebrate the guitar legend with performances of his most popular works as well as original music by the band, inspired by Ellington, Armstrong, and partner Stephane Grappelli. The evening also celebrates a symbolic ‘passing of the family torch’ from Dorado to sons Samson and Amati, known as the gypsy family Dorado Schmitt & Sons. The musicians will be joined by special guest, internationally-known vocalist Melody Gardot.

Performers

Dorado Schmitt, Lead Guitar and Violin
Samson Schmitt, Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Amati Schmitt, Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Ludovic Beier, Accordion and Accordina
Pierre Blanchard, Violin
DouDou Cuillerier, Scat Vocal and Rhythm Guitar
Antonio Licusati, Bass
Francko Mehrstein, Rhythm Guitar
Gino Roman, Bass
Special Guests:
Melody Gardot, Vocalist
Ken Peplowski, Clarinet
Veronica Swift, Vocalist

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