DjangoFest Workshop
with Samson Schmitt

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DjangoFest Mill Valley 2017

Noon Workshop with Samson Schmitt

Workshop:  Samson will work on the Gypsy treatment of harmony, scales, chords and rhythm ( la ‘pompe’), techniques developed over many years of touring with his father and teaching numerous workshops around the world.   He will use a composition of his called Manouche Attitude – to include handouts of this tune.

Samson Schmitt was taught the guitar by his father, gypsy legend Dorado Schmitt. His music melds various influences: Django Reinhardt’s manouche jazz, the technical perfection of his father, and George Benson, Didier Lockwood, Richard Galliano, Bireli Lagrene, Toots Thielemanns, Florin Niculescu, Sylvain Luc, and Angelo Debarre. Samson has appeared in festivals and clubs throughout Europe and in major U.S. cities. He debuted in Birdland Jazz Club in 2002 and has been a regular visitor Stateside since. Through his regular CD releases with French jazzmen Hono Winterstein, Florin Niculescu, Yorgui Loeffler and, more recently, Ludovic Beyer, Samson has established himself as one of the top gypsy names worldwide.

 


April 30 2017

Details

Date: Sunday, April 30
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: $60
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Schedule

  • Friday, April 28 at 8:00pm: Opening Night Concert ft. Jimmy Grant Quartet & Gustav Lundgren Trio
  • Saturday, April 29 at 12:00pm: Workshop with Gustav Lundgren
  • Saturday, April 29 at 8:00pm: Night 2 Concert ft. Samson Schmitt, Tim Kliphuis, Simon Planting & Jason Vanderford
  • Sunday, April 30 at 12:00pm: Workshop with Samson Schmitt
  • Sunday, April 30 at 2:00pm: Workshop with Jason Vanderford
  • Sunday, April 30 at 7:00pm: Finale Concert ft. Trio Dinicu PLUS All-Star Djam!
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