Django Allstars to Perform at Paramount

Cold Spring Caravan opens the show

The Django Allstars will perform a tribute at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Paramount Hudson Valley to Django Reinhardt’s legacy of “hot jazz” and “Gypsy” guitar. Reinhardt (1910-1953) was a Belgium-born French guitarist and composer who created the hot jazz style after the fourth and fifth fingers of his left hand were burned in a fire at age 18 and he was forced to use only his index and middle finger during solos.

The Django Allstars (photos provided)

The Django Allstars (photos provided)

The Allstars, led by Gypsy jazz pioneer Dorado Schmitt, consists of his two sons, Amati and Samson, along with Xavier Nikq, Ludovic Beier and Pierre Blanchard. Schmitt will also host a master class for eight young guitarists from the Hudson Valley who will then sit in as guest performers.

Cold Spring Caravan, featuring Sara Labriola, will open the show. Labriola, Doug Munro and students from SUNY Purchase and Lagond Music School also will contribute on two of Dorado’s compositions.

To order tickets, call 914-739-0039 or visit paramounthudsonvalley.com. The Paramount Hudson Valley is located at 1008 Brown St. in Peekskill.


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