Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
10361 West Pico Boulevard, Century City, Los Angeles
Born to Gypsy parents near the German border in Lorraine, Dorado Schmitt was weaned on traditional Roma music and Gypsy jazz. He is joined by his sons, Samson and Amati Schmitt, creating a veritable guitar dynasty on stage, along with the brilliant rhythm guitarist Francko Mehrstein and Gino Roman on bass.
Django Reinhardt’s unmistakable cool and jumping joie de vivre have made him an icon for generations. The star musicians of the Django Festival All Stars are a brilliantly cohesive group. The group’s music transports listeners to Paris in the 1920s and ’30s, when hot jazz filled the air and Django was king. The Django Festival All Stars bring Reinhardt’s music into the 21st century, honoring traditions and standards while adding their own interpretations, arrangements, and original compositions.