Jazz au théatre

Django Reinhardt Festival headliners’ release

Gregory Porter • Kamasi Washington • Ibrahim Maalouf • Gary Clark Jr. • Richard Bona • Rosenberg Family • Didier Lockwood, Les Violons Barbares et Guo Gan • Cyrille Aimée • Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar • Florin Niculescu • Monsieur Periné • Joscho Stephan • Ulf Wakenius • Blick Bassy • Brady Winterstein • Lou Tavano • Eva sur Seine • Antoine Boyer & Samuelito • Noé Reine et Costel Nitescu


Hail hail ! The 37th edition of the Django Reinhardt Festival of Samois-sur-Seine will take place from the 22nd to the 26th June 2016.

All the festival’s crew is ready to greet the regular 15 000 visitors coming from all around the world every year and who will be here again to share an exceptional time on the beautiful Île du Berceau.

The program of this 37th edition will display a remarkable musical diversity: headliners will mingle with bold newbies and new claimed favourite discoveries. Be prepared for a thrilling line-up, whose leitmotiv is music junction and interaction, togetherness and excellence.

Before the soon-to-be-made program of the 20 concerts that will be given this year is released in its final version, we have the great pleasure to display the first names of the artists giving us the honour of coming to play the second parts of the Django Reinhardt Festival’s concerts.

Line-up :

Wednesday 06/22 :

• Joscho Stephan Trio.
A guitar player gifted with an incredible dexterity, true heir of Django Reinhardt’s musical style.
• Ibrahim Maalouf « Red and Black Light » – 10 years live
The unstoppable trumpet player, more electro-pop than ever.

Tuesday 06/23 :

• Cyrille Aimée.
A safe bet, born and bred in Samois, and starting to make herself quite a reputation in the USA. Queen of the scat, she’s back home to present her new album.
• Rosenberg Family.
The high-class of gypsy jazz music.

Friday 06/24 :

• Florin Niculescu Quintet
The rightful heir of the great Stephane Grappelli. His deeply touching sound and singular language won over the world.
• Richard Bona « Mandekan Cubano »
He’s the king of dancing notes and a giant in the world of bass players. Everybody fights over him. He comes back to us with a combo steeped in cuban music, african tradition and the Mandekan language.
•  Shantel
A world-famous DJ, known for his heady mix of Balkan beats, his gypsy-grooves, electronic freestyle and Russian disco.

Saturday 25/06 :

• Kamasi Washington « The Epic »
Kamasi is the phenomenal ambassador of a boosted and rejuvenated jazz, a saxophone giant and a brilliant figure of jazz music. You don’t want to miss him!
• Monsieur Périné
A 100% Colombian band who plays a supercharged tropical gypsy groove.
• Gregory Porter
He is the boss of soul and his voice a reference in the world of jazz. We can’t wait to greet this breathtaking showman on the Île du Berceau!

Sunday 26/06 :

• Didier Lockwood, Violons Barbares & Guo Gan.
Come and join Didier Lockwood on his enchanting journey through China, the Balkans, Mongolia and the Middle East, let him guide you along the Silk Side Roads of Asian regions with this exclusive creation for violons.

And there’s still more to come!

All the artists are to be announced very soon.

Django Reinhardt Festival’s crew.