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Django Reinhardt (Photo of)

Django Reinhardt Festival

A sold-out concert at the Kennedy Center in 2004, this celebration of the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist returns for more performances of his "Hot Club Swing" style.

  • Oct. 27 - 29, 2005
  • Terrace Gallery
  • 75 minutes
  • $25.00
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The "Hot Club Swing" of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt caused a sensation in Paris and Europe in the '20s and '30s--and it's just as popular today. In 2004, this vigorous celebration played to sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center, prompting the Washington Post to call the performances "sweet and lowdown, swinging and sizzling hot." This year's line-up includes a French ensemble featuring guitarists Dorado Schmitt and Samson Schmitt, swing accordionist Ludovic Beier, and violinist Pierre Blanchard, plus American saxophonist Joel Frahm.

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  • About KC Jazz Club at the Kennedy Center
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