Sonny Amati Schmitt, son of Dorado Schmitt, is only sixteen - but his reputation as a Gypsy jazz guitarist has already spread around the world. He appeared alongside his father in the Jazz in Vienne Festival in 2010, and for six days of the Django Reinhardt Festival he played at New York's Birdland Club (where he was congratulated by Leonard Di Caprio, who'd gone there especially to hear him). Several of the well-known jazz strongholds have programmed him, including the Festivals of Lyon, Monaco, and Colmar and the New Morning in Paris. For his first solo album, Sonny Amati Schmitt is accompanied by his brother Bronson on rhythm guitar, Xavier Nikq on double bass and Dorado Schmitt on Peruvian cajón and the violin. The tracks on Sonny Day are a deft combination of waltzes, swing, bossa and ballads in the purest Reinhardt tradition.