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Classically trained violinist Ben Powell makes the leap to jazz in his album New Street, a tribute to the late Stephane Grappelli.
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August 27, 2012 The young Berklee-trained violinist dedicates his new album to the late legend Stephane Grappelli.
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April 27, 2010 The violin was partly responsible for bringing non-Americans to jazz. In the very early days of the genre, it was a European, Stephane Grappelli, who really carved out a place in jazz for the violin in the post-WWII era. Hear five examples of the way the instrument has blended seamlessly into decades of jazz.
Django Reinhardt lost two fingers in an accident, but developed a unique style around his disability.
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November 24, 2008 Manouche Jazz, commonly known as "Gypsy Jazz," is a blend of traditional Roma music and swing jazz. Originating in Paris in the early 1930s, it was first popularized by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Hear five songs from the genre's founders and modern jazz musicians.
French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.
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June 27, 2008 In an archival show from 1990, Piano Jazz celebrates the centennial of Stephane Grappelli, one of the jazz world's greatest violinists. Grappelli first found fame in France with Django Reinhart's Quintette du Hot Club. He went on to an illustrious career playing with everyone from Oscar Peterson to Paul Simon to Yo-Yo Ma.
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