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Django Reinhardt

Belgian-born French Romani jazz guitarist and composer

Django Reinhardt

Belgian-born French Romani jazz guitarist and composer
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birthday
23rd
January, 1910
Death
16th
May, 1953
Birth Place
Liberchies, PontCelles, Belgium
Birth Sign
aquarius
Biography

Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known to all by his Romani nickname Django (French: [d o jna t] or [d o en t]), was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first major jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant.
With violinist St phane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the first to play jazz that featured the guitar as a lead instrument. Reinhardt recorded in France with many visiting American musicians, including Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter, and briefly toured the United States with Duke Ellington’s orchestra in 1946. He died suddenly of a stroke at the age of 43.
Reinhardt’s most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz, including “Minor Swing”, “Daphne”, “Belleville”, “Djangology”, “Swing ’42”, and “Nuages”. Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola claims that nearly every major popular-music guitarist in the world has been influenced by Reinhardt. Over the last few decades, annual Django festivals have been held throughout Europe and the U.S., and a biography has been written about his life. In February 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival held the world premiere of the French film Django.

instruments played
banjo
Guitar
violin
Associated Acts

St (C)phane Grappelli,Quintette du Hot Club de France

Birth Name

Jean Reinhardt

Genres

Jazz, gypsy jazz, bebop, Romani music

Years Active

1928 1953

Name

Django Reinhardt

Nationality

Belgium

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