|Birth Name||Jean Reinhardt|
|Born||23 January 1910|
|Died||16 May 1953 (aged 43)|
|Genres||Jazz, gypsy jazz, bebop, Romani music|
|Instruments||Guitar, violin, vocals, banjo, ukulele|
|Associated acts||Stéphane Grappelli, Quintette du Hot Club de France|
Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known by his stage name Django Reinhardt Guitarist (French: [dʒãŋɡo ʁɛjnaʁt] or [dʒɑ̃ɡo ʁenɑʁt]), was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first 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. Django Reinhardt Guitarist 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 at the age of 43.
Django 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.
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