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Xuejuan Dance Ensemble

A Family Affair: Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars

Friday, November 13, 2015

Jazz

Showcasing the rhythmic, virtuosic intricacies of the Django Reinhardt guitar style of "hot jazz," the Django Festival All-Stars return to the Kennedy Center by popular demand, featuring superstar Dorado Schmitt on lead guitar and violin.

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Showcasing the rhythmic, virtuosic intricacies of the Django Reinhardt guitar style of "hot jazz," the Django Festival All-Stars return to the Kennedy Center by popular demand, featuring superstar Dorado Schmitt on lead guitar and violin and joined this year by his teenage son Amati on lead guitar. Born to Gypsy parents, Dorado Schmitt was weaned on traditional Roma music and Gypsy jazz, but rebelled as a teenager by taking up electric guitar. By the mid-90s he was a leading figure on the international Gypsy jazz scene, where he continues to represent the art form at its highest level.

Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission

Note: The artists will sign CDs following the performance, in the States Gallery outside of the Terrace Theater.

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