See full scheduleThe Django Reinhardt NY Festival was launched in 2000 and was the first-ever festival of its kind in America and established a home at the legendary club, Birdland, in New York City. 2009 will mark its 10th anniversary, and it’s going strong.This ’hot-swing’ form of jazz has its roots in American popular music and in the reverence for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and othe great American jazz figures.Django played with a virtuosity unmatched to this day and an originality that inspires young guitarists all over the world to continue perpetuating his legacy. DJango not only performed with tremendous talent but was a highly regarded composer having written such standards as "Nuages".The Django Reinhardt Festival serves to carry on ths legacy with the top players from Europe combined with America’s great jazz stars to bring joy to the puboic with its swinging sound, virtuositiy, romantic melodies, and comradarie amongst the musicians.While created over 50 years ago, the music is ’cutting edge’ and is enjoying a resurgence all over the world. We call it ’hip hot’ !!!
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