Django’s unmistakable ‘joie de vivre,’ stands as an iconic style, making his magnetic influence reach musical legends such as Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix. Dorado, Samson, Amati, and Francko Mehrstein on rhythm guitar and Gino Roman on bass carry on Django’s legacy. Hailing from the Lorraine region of France where Django’s music reigns supreme, the band has toured the US annually, gracing the grand stages of renowned festivals, concert halls, and intimate clubs such as The San Francisco Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie hall, and 24 years at legendary Birdland in NYC!
The sheer magic of their music possesses the transformative power to elevate your spirits, sending your feet dancing even while seated. As Dorado, Samson, and Amati weave their musical tapestry, they channel the spirit of a bygone era, guiding listeners to the enchanting streets of Paris during the 1920s and ’30s, when the intoxicating melodies of gitane music filled the air, and Django, the sovereign of sound, reigned supreme. It was a time when Paris was draped in romance, and the echoes of their music today still resonate with the timeless essence of passion, delivering ballads that can mend or break your heart with each note.
“Sensational, hardest swinging band at the Newport Jazz Festival” — Downbeat Magazine
“Best show in town” — Wall Street Journal
“Some of the best musicians in the world” — Leonardo DiCaprio
Tuesday, November 21st at 7pm
MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT 06880