New York City
– Bringing the best of music, art and fine spirits together, Grande Absente Absinthe Originale
and Air France, are pleased to bring French guitarist and composer Dorado Schmitt and his three sons to the Django Reinhardt NY Festival this fall. “A Family Affair,” starring Dorado and his sons Amato, Bronson and Samson plus an allstar band of top musicians and guests, will showcase jazz aficionados in the style of the renowned gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt from Nov. 6-11 at Birdland. The FestIval is Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta.
annual festival, located at Birdland
315 W. 44th
St. (between 8th
Avenues), celebrates the music and legacy of Reinhardt, who teamed with famed jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli in the ‘30s and ‘40s to create the hot swing form of jazz which continues to inspire jazz musicians from across the globe today.
“As the makers of the finest absinthe in the world, we always appreciate the opportunity to celebrate fine culture, music and arts, and we are thrilled to sponsor this festival as well as Dorado Schmitt and his family,” said Michel Roux, president of Crillon Importers, fine wines and spirits guru and the man behind some of the industry’s leading brands “Just as we’ve changed the world’s perception of cocktails by redefining the industry with art and passion, both Django Reinhardt and Dorado Schmitt have made an incredible impact on the world of music, and this will be an event to remember.”
Offered by Crillon Importers, Grande Absente is handcrafted in France and made exclusively with the highest quality spirits and select botanicals; Crillon provided the first legal absinthe on the U.S. market since 1912, crafted from the best artisanal distillation methods and ingredients.
In addition to Grande Absente and Air France, Verizon, RD Reetz, Inc. and John Pearse Strings also contributed to the 2012 Django Reinhardt NY Festival, which is celebrating its 13th
year of great music. Reservations can be made at 212.581.3080