Berkshires Jazz presents: The Django Festival Allstars

Sensational… Standout performance… Hardest swinging band at the Newport Jazz Festival” –Downbeat Magazine

Django Reinhardt’s unmistakable cool and jumpin’ joie de vivre have made him an icon for an unlikely range of luminaries from Carlos Santana to Eric Clapton. Jimi Hendrix named his “big band of gypsies” in tribute, and Willie Nelson adopted his influence in “country-swing.”

The Django Festival Allstars have grown into a brilliantly cohesive group of star musicians who have taken America by storm, performing at top concert halls and festivals to standing ovations. The band performed to a sold-out house last November in the Berkshires, and are back by popular demand, headed by world-renowned accordionist Ludovic Beier.

Django’s music speaks of Paris in the 20s and 30s when “gitane” music filled the air, in the cafés, the streets, in the countryside, a romantic Paris with lovers, campfires, a time of Montmartre, la belle époque, le Boudon café, café au lait, luscious pastry, and a great glass of wine. Django was “king”. He teamed with jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and made musical history. The Django Festival Allstars bring this music to today… combining known standards and original music…intoxicating!! They swing like crazy and will break your heart with a ballad.

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Sunday, June 16


Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

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