Jean Reinhardt – Django
Before the world fell in love with the Gipsy Kings, the hearts of melomaniacs thumped to the rhythm of gypsy jazz and its creator.
Jean-Reinhardt, known by his artistic pseudonym, Django Reinhardt, was a Roma jazz guitarist who started the gypsy jazz style in France. At the age of 18, he lost the use of several fingers of his left hand in a fire in his home. In spite of the circumstances and medical predictions that he will never hold a guitar again, Django learned to play brilliantly, using only his index and middle finger on his left hand.
Today, Jango Reinhart is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Part of the musical heritage that he leaves behind includes a new technique for jazz guitar performances and over 900 recordings of the magical gypsy jazz.
Immerse yourself in Django’s hot jazz.