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So Gypsy Jazz interests you, and you don’t know where to start. You may have many questions concerning Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz. You have read a lot of contradictory information on the Internet and you are more confused than ever. I can help you navigate the ambiguous world of Gypsy Jazz.
For many years now, I have been deeply involved with this style of music, and the Gypsies who play it; you can read more about this in my bio.
To me Django Reinhardt is not necessarily Gypsy Jazz, and even then, the term Gypsy Jazz can mean different things to different people. I would suggest that you read some of my articles on these subject matters:
- Sinti Culture
- Django Legacy, the birth of Gypsy Jazz
- The secrets of authentic Gypsy Jazz rhythm
If what you have read interests you, and you would like to study Gypsy Jazz with me, I’m more than happy to help.
My specialty is the Gypsy approach. As one of the very few Gadje (non-Gypsies) in the world to have very close contact with the Sinti community from the four major regions: France, Germany, Belgium , and Holland. I’ve unravelled all their musical secrets. I can show you all the elusive ornaments used by the Gypsies: the different ways of accompaniment, the right hand technique, the left hand technique. Anything related to the genre, I can help you. I’ve worked and recorded with pretty much all the who’s who of Gypsy Jazz (Stochelo Rosenberg, Bireli Lagrene, Angelo Debarre, Dorado Schmitt, etc.), and I have a lot of insider information that I can share with you.
Get in touch with me, and let’s get started!