Django Reinhardt’s 100 Birthday Celebration!


Django Reinhardt’s Festival will celebrate the 100 birthday of one of the most prominent European jazz guitarists! With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, he cofounded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as “one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz. Born in Liberchies, Belgium, Reinhardt’s Gypsy spent most of his youth in gypsy encampments close to Paris, playing banjo, guitar and violin from an early age. Professionally he played regularly at Bal-musette halls in Paris.The Festival will celebrate his historical work this summer at Samois-sur-Seine, Paris from June 23 to June 27 2010.

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