Rare hot club footage

This is quite a Reinhardt gem of a video clip. Check out how the rhythm guitar in particular, but also the whole rhythm section really lifts the energy in the second violin chorus.

Guitarist Patrick Berrogain to perform at Carmel Valley Library

This is a style of jazz often said to have been started by guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt in the 1930s. He was foremost among a group of Romani guitarists working in and around Paris in the 1930s through the 1950s, and was noted for combining a dark, chromatic gypsy flavor with the swing articulation of […]

Gypsy jazz trio set to appear at Arnold’s Bonington Theatre

Robin Nolan has played with every top gypsy jazz artist and headlined every major gypsy jazz festival across the globe.Based in Amsterdam, he’s been lauded by great musicians including Beatle George Harrison, who named Robin as his favourite guitarist and booked Robin for private parties. via Gypsy jazz trio set to appear at Arnold’s Bonington […]

Battersea Arts Centre transformed into Parisian music hall in Orpheus (From Your Local Guardian)

Orpheus follows the character of Django Reinhardt on the 80th anniversary of the founding of jazz group Quintette du Hot Club de France. http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/11012815.Battersea_Arts_Centre_transformed_into_Parisian_music_hall_in_Orpheus/?ref=var_0

Famed gypsy jazz guitarist Robin Nolan performs Feb. 13 at Bay City’s State Theatre | MLive.com

While he says he has developed a wide range of musical tastes, it was at a Django Reinhardt Festival in France he attended with his father where the musician found his passion. via Famed gypsy jazz guitarist Robin Nolan performs Feb. 13 at Bay City’s State Theatre | MLive.com.

‘Sunday Concert Series’ in Waynesville, Canton

Gypsy jazz band One Leg Up will perform at the Canton Public Library. The trio plays “hot club” jazz selections from the 1930s and 1940s Parisian café scene, with numbers also from the “American Songbook” and the Big Band era. via ‘Sunday Concert Series’ in Waynesville, Canton.

Gypsy Jazz comes to Cayman – Cayman 27

  self-taught guitarist is praised for his swift and precise style and sense of ‘pompe’ via Gypsy Jazz comes to Cayman – Cayman 27.

Steampunk bluegrass

If the words “bluegrass music” conjure images of old men in overalls and flannel and women wearing aprons over housedresses, Harpeth Rising is here to challenge those preconceptions, with a sound that takes bluegrass, classical, rock and blues and throws it in a Gypsy-jazz blender, to create a sound that is truly unique http://www.springvillejournal.com/journal_scene/405-Harpeth_Rising_brings_its_particular_brand_of_steampunk_bluegrass_to_Springville_Center_for_the_Arts.html

Caravan Gypsy Swing returns to the Holiday | Door County Advocate | doorcountyadvocate.com

Caravan is an instrumental group based out of Madison and primarily influenced by legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, who was at the forefront of an entirely new sound called “Gypsy jazz”  http://www.doorcountyadvocate.com/article/20140127/ADV05/301270336/Caravan-Gypsy-Swing-returns-Holiday

January 24 – 26: Turtle Island Quartet and other SF events | Calendar | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner

Crossover strings: The Bay Area’s Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet appears in a special program of original works and music inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli http://m.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/january-24-26-turtle-island-quartet-and-other-sf-events/Content?oid=2685883