Dorado Schmitt and the Django All-Stars at MIM Music Theater


MIM Music Theater
4725 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ




George Benson George Benson guitar
James Carter James Carter sax, tenor
Paquito D'Rivera Paquito D'Rivera saxophone


No one has done more to ignite contemporary interest in the idiom than dazzling French guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt. Born to Gypsy parents near the German border in Lorraine, France, Dorado Schmitt was weaned on traditional Roma music and Gypsy jazz, but rebelled as a teenager by taking up electric guitar and emulating Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. Schmitt started coming to the United States in 2002 and has been a star attraction at major festivals. He has stolen the show at several of the annual Django Reinhardt New York Festivals at Birdland, and his legendary status has earned him ambassadorial roles to the jazz world, performing alongside Oscar Peterson, Paquito D’Rivera, George Benson, and James Carter...
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