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Gypsy jazz (also known as "Gypsy Swing") is an idiom sometimes said to have been started by the Ferré brothers in the late 1920s, which later became popular due to the work of guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930s. Because its origins are largely in France it is often called by the French name, "Jazz manouche," or alternatively, "manouche jazz," even in English language sources.[1] Django was foremost among a group of guitarists working in and around Paris in the late 1920s and 30s. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jean Baptiste Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) was a Belgian Sinti jazz guitarist. ... The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


Many of the musicians in this style worked in Paris in various popular Musette ensembles. The Musette style waltz remains an important component in the Gypsy jazz repertoire. Reinhardt was noted for combining a dark, chromatic Gypsy flavor with the swing articulation of the period. This combination is critical to this style of jazz. In addition to this his approach continues to form the basis for contemporary Gypsy jazz guitar. Reinhardt's most famous group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France, also brought fame to jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Musette can refer to several things: A type of bellows blown bagpipe found in rural France; also called musette de cour). ... The chromatic scale is the scale that contains all twelve pitches of the Western tempered scale. ... Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Quintette du Hot Club de France was one of the early, and most significant, jazz groups in Europe. ... Grappelli (right) with Django Reinhardt. ...


Gypsy jazz, along with traditional Gypsy music, is learned by the passing down of knowledge from older generations. Many Gypsy musicians do not read notated music. It is more common for beginners to spend hours learning and memorizing songs from recordings and gleaning techniques from more experienced players. Languages Romani, languages of native region Religions Christianity, Islam Related ethnic groups South Asians (Desi) The Roma (singular Rom; sometimes Rroma, Rrom) or Romanies are an ethnic group living in many communities all over the world. ...


In Gypsy jazz, guitar and violin are the main solo instruments, although clarinet and accordion are also common. The rhythm guitar is played using a distinct percussive technique, "la pompe", that essentially replaces the drums. An upright bass fills out the ensembles. Although many instrumental lineups exist, a group including one lead guitar, violin, two rhythm guitars, and bass is often the norm. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left, with capped mouthpiece) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ... This article is about the instrument as a whole. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ...


Contemporary gypsy jazz

Gypsy jazz is thriving today, with fans and practitioners found all over the globe. The largest audiences and highest caliber of musicians are still found in Europe as this is where the style originates.[2] Stochelo Rosenberg is perhaps the most famous performer today.[citation needed] World map showing the location of Europe. ... Stochelo Rosenberg (b Helmond, Netherlands, 19 Feb 1968) is a Sinti-Gypsy Jazz Guitarist who plays in the Manouche style of Django Reinhardt and leads the Rosenberg trio. ...


Some Outstanding Contemporary Manouche Guitarists in the [3]Django Reinhardt/Le Jazz Hot Tradition, as heard annually at the Festival de Jazz Django Reinhardt at Samois-sur-Seine, France, are:[citation needed]
Tchavolo Schmitt, Dorado Schmitt, Fapy Lafertin, [4]Biréli Lagrène, Jimmy Rosenberg, Jon Larsen, Stochelo Rosenberg, [5]The Rosenberg Trio, Angelo Debarre, Babik Reinhardt, Moreno, Patrick Saussois, Dario Pinelli, Ritary Gaguenetti, Robin Nolan, Samson Schmitt, Mandino Reinhardt, Stephane Wrembel, to name just a few. Jean Baptiste Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) was a Belgian Sinti jazz guitarist. ... Tchavolo Schmitt (born 1954 in Paris) is a noted guitarist in gypsy jazz. ... Biréli Lagrène is a French guitarist and electric bassist. ... The Rosenberg Trio are two guitarists and one bassist—Stochelo Rosenberg (soloist), Nousche Rosenberg (rhythm guitar) and Nonnie Rosenberg (double bass). ...


DjangoFest NW, a celebration of Gypsy Jazz, takes place each September at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, Washington.


Every year, in August, New York's Lincoln Center hosts a Concert at Rose Hall, and the world famouse Jazz Club, [6]Birdland, in NYC, features a week long Gypsy Jazz concert series in November. In jazz, Birdland may refer to: A famous jazz club in New York City, originally located on 52nd Street, now at at 315 W. 44th St. ...


Gypsy Jazz Chords

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  1. ^ English language site on "Jazz manouche."
  2. ^ National Geographic World Music site on "manouche jazz"
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Acid jazz - Asian American jazz - Avant-garde jazz - Bebop - Dixieland - Calypso jazz - Chamber jazz - Cool jazz - Free jazz - Gypsy jazz - Hard bop - Jazz blues - Jazz-funk - Jazz fusion - Jazz rap - Latin jazz - Mini-jazz - Modal jazz - M-Base - Nu jazz - Smooth jazz - Soul jazz - Swing - Trad jazz - West Coast jazz Acid jazz (sometimes groove jazz) is a musical genre that combines jazz influences with elements of soul music, funk, disco and hip hop. ... Asian American jazz is a musical movement in the United States begun in the 20th century by Asian American jazz musicians. ... Avant-jazz (also known as avant-garde jazz) is a style of music and improvisation that combines elements of avant-garde art music composition with elements of traditional jazz. ... Bebop is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody. ... Dixieland music is a style of jazz. ... Calypso jazz is a style of music and improvisation that combines elements of calypso music with elements of traditional jazz. ... Chamber jazz is a genre of jazz based around small, acoustic-based ensembles where group interplay is important. ... CD reissue of Daviss 1957 LP Birth of the Cool, collecting much of his 1949 to 1950 work. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Hard bop is an extension of bebop (bop) music which incorporates influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in the saxophone and piano playing. ... Jazz blues is a musical style that combines jazz and blues. ... Jazz-funk is a sub-genre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat, electrified sounds. ... Bitches Brew (1970) by Miles Davis is considered the most influential early fusion album. ... Jazz rap is a fusion of alternative hip hop music and jazz, developed in the very late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Latin jazz is the general term given to music that combines rhythms from African and Latin American countries with jazz harmonies from the United States. ... Originating in Haiti during the 1960s, the mini-jazz movement was influenced by other Caribbean music styles, the British Invasion, and French pop. ... Modal jazz is jazz played using musical modes rather than chord progressions. ... M-Base is a form of modern jazz music which reached its peak in the mid-to-late-80s and early 90s. ... Nu-jazz (sometimes electro-jazz) was coined in the late 1990s to refer to styles which combine jazz textures and sometimes jazz instrumentation with electronic music. ... Smooth jazz is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from, among other sources, funk, pop and R&B. Since the late 1980s, it has become highly successful as a radio format; one can tune... Soul jazz was a development of hard bop which incorporated strong blues and gospel influences in music for small groups featuring keyboards, especially the Hammond organ. ... Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. ... Trad jazz, short for traditional jazz is a music genre popular in Britain and Australia from the 1940s onward through the 1950s and which still has enthusiasts today. ... West coast jazz is a form of jazz music that developed around Los Angeles at about the same time as hard bop jazz was developing in New York City, in the 1950s and 1960s. ...


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Musicians - Jazz standard - Jazz royalty - Jazz band - Big band - Origin of the word jazz This is a list of jazz musicians on whom Wikipedia has articles. ... Jazz standard refers to a tune that is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians. ... Jazz royalty is a term that reflects the many great jazz musicians who have some sort of royal title in their names or nicknames. ... A jazz band (or jazz ensemble in western dialects of American English) is a musical ensemble that plays jazz music. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from 1935 until the late 1940s. ... The origin of the word jazz is one of the most sought-after word origins in modern American English. ...


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Gypsy jazz - definition of Gypsy jazz in Encyclopedia (183 words)
Gypsy jazz is an idiom that was pioneered in the 1930s by guitar legend Django Reinhardt.
Reinhardt combined a dark, chromatic gypsy flavor with the swing articulation of the period to create a truly beautiful and original style of jazz.
Gypsy jazz is alive today, and its most vibrant enthusiasts and talented musicians seem to be in Europe.
Gypsy Jazz (1495 words)
Besides playing Reinhardt inspired jazz, he is also concertmaster of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, plays in a string quartet and has composed works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, ballet and films.
Gypsy music, like American jazz, is one of the great cultural achievements of modern civilization.
In addition to being a free-lance jazz reviewer over the years, Pekar is a radical-minded hospital orderly in the Cleveland area who has documented his life in a series of comic books called "American Splendor".
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