^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?  
Keyword Search
 in   

DJANGO REINHARDT  

(1910 - 1953)

Jean Baptiste ‘Django’ Reinhardt was born on 23 January 1910 in Liverchies, Belgium. A gypsy who was largely illiterate, Reinhardt turned out to be a musical genius. He started his career as a banjoist in the 1920s, performing with dance bands. After discovering the music of Louis Armstrong on records, he brought his gypsy sound into jazz, switching to guitar. Django survived a horrible fire in his gypsy caravan that permanently scarred one of his hands, rendering three of his fingers on the hand that he used to finger chords unusable. He relearned the guitar and by the early 1930s had developed into the top guitarist in jazz and the first truly major European jazz musician.

View by Role: Non-Classical Artist | Classical Composer | Non-Classical Composer | Arranger
Role: Non-Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
BENJAMIN SCHMID JAZZ QUARTET: Hot Club Jazz Gramola Records
Gramola99069
Contemporary Jazz
Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Role: Arranger 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 




 
 
  View Albums
 
 


For picture licensing, please contact customer service.



Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group