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Birdland Hosts Django Festival

The Django Reinhardt Festival, now in its second year, continues to celebrate the European “King of Jazz” by bringing European musicians stateside for concerts by Europeans and Yankees alike. The New York City festival is hosted by Birdland, presented by Absolut Vodka, and was created by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta.

While the festival proper runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 2, a grace note will be dropped on Nov. 16 by the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, presenting a symphonic interpretation of Django’s music conducted by Stratta.

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