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Django Reinhardt

Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known to all by his Romani nickname Django, 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 Stéphane 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 in 1953 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. ... Source: Article "Django Reinhardt" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Jan 23, 1910 In Liberchies, Wallonia, Belgium
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First Appeared:
In the movie Jazz Hot 1939-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz 2010-03-08
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Poster of Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz
Poster of Django Reinhardt, trois doigts de génie
Poster of Django Reinhardt
Poster of Stage Door Canteen
Movie Django Reinhardt, trois doigts de génie Django Reinhardt 2010-01-01
Series Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz himself 2010-03-08
Series ZDF-Fernsehgarten Self 1986-06-29
Movie Django Reinhardt Self (archive footage) 1957-01-01
Movie Stage Door Canteen Django Reinhardt (uncredited) 1943-06-24
Movie Jazz Hot Himself 1939-01-01