The name Django Reinhardt is synonymous with gypsy jazz. The Belgian-born French guitarist of Romani ethnicity is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time, and a key European contributor to jazz. The Django Festival All-Stars—comprising guitarist Dorado Schmitt, Dorado’s son Samson on lead guitar, Ludovic Beier on accordion and accordina, Pierre Blanchard on violin, Doudou Cuillerier on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Antonio Licusati on bass—pays tribute to Reinhardt and French gypsy jazz with its own arrangements, interpretations and original compositions.
INFO: 7 & 9 p.m. Monday, June 12 at Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $30/adv, $35/door. 427-2227. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Monday, June 5 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.