Django Sur Lennon 2017

Date: 27 October 2017 - 30 October 2017
Where: Ramelton
Time: Various
Venue: Town Hall Ramelton
Email: djangosurlennon@gmail.com
Tel: +353 (0)85 1158097

DJANGO REINHARDT

One of the styles of jazz performed is what has today become known as “gypsy jazz” or gypsy swing. This style of jazz is most often attributed to gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli who founded the all strings jazz ensemble, The Quintet du Hot Club de France, in the 1930s in Paris, France. This style is at times also referred to as “jazz manouche”, from the French term meaning “gypsy”. The style’s creation often being attributed to Django, the musical characteristics and the blending of gypsy musical elements with jazz and the fact that it has largely been fellow gypsies (until recently) who have carried and preserved the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt since his death in 1953, makes the term “jazz manouche” one that is quite fitting in describing this genre.

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