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Pat Philips in Association with
Boca Black Box Center for the Arts
Django Festival All Stars
Performing ‘Hot Gypsy Jazz’

November 8th Only!

“Lightning-fast finger-work, powerful strumming, wide sweeps across the fingerboard, and astonishingly fast tempos…” – LA Times

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
Carol@CarolKassie.com /561-445-9244

October 3, 2022

BOCA RATON, FL:   The Django Festival All Stars,a group of renowned French jazz musicians, have wowed audiences in venues across North America including the Kennedy Center, New York’s Birdland Jazz Club and Carnegie Hall, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the Newport Jazz Festival. 

The group will appear at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts for one night only, on November 8th at 8 pm.

Led by Gypsy guitar great Samson Schmitt of the legendary Schmitt musical family, the Django Festival All Stars’ performances bring to mind Paris in the 1920s and 30s when ‘gitane’ music filled the air in the cafés, in the streets, or in the countryside.  It is evocative of a romantic Paris evening, filled with lovers in the time of Montmartre and la belle époque. Yet their music, in the style of the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, is fully that of the twenty-first century.

Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as hot jazz. With its roots in American popular music and reverence for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and other American jazz greats, hot jazz continues to enjoy world-wide popularity to this day.

The brilliantly cohesive Django Festival All Stars with their unique, high-energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt while adding their own interpretations, arrangements, and original compositions to the mix. A sample of the All Stars’ music can be found HERE.

Along with Samson Schmitt on lead guitar, the group members are Ludovic Beier on accordion and accordina, Pierre Blanchard on violin, Antonio Licusati on bass, and Michael Harris on rhythm guitar.

A photo filled musical slide show can be viewed HERE.

The Django Festival All Stars will perform on November 8th at 8 pm and 10 pm at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts in Boca Raton.  Tickets, which range in price from $36.50 to $46.50, are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.bocablackbox.com or by phone at 561-483-9036. The Black Box Center for the Arts is located at 8221 Glades Road in Boca Raton.

For more information about the Django Festival All Stars visit the222.org/django-festival-allstars/ or contact Carol Kassie at Carol@CarolKassie.com / 561-445-9244.

“The highpoint of the entire weekend of the Playboy Festival at The Hollywood Bowl was The Django Festival Allstars” – LA Scene Magazine

Django Festival of All Stars
November 8th at 8 pm.
Tickets:  $35.50/$46.50
Direct link for tickets:  www.bocablackbox.com/detail.php?id=2358#detailsection
Or call:  561-483-9036
Boca Black Box Center for the Arts
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton, Florida 33434

“Some of the greatest musicians in the world”
Leonardo DiCaprio