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Versatile guitarist Frank Vignola has clearly studied Django Reinhardt-style jazz.
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October 5, 2012 Decades after Django Reinhardt pioneered his distinct style of guitar-propelled swing, it's being adapted by bands like these. Hear what Frank Vignola, John Jorgensen, the Hot Club of Detroit and others are doing with the idiom.
Gary Smulyan performs at the 2010 Detroit Jazz Fest.
December 2, 2010 Pepper Adams carved out a strong, edgy sound on the baritone sax — centered, fast, accurate, swinging. From the 2010 Detroit Jazz Fest, hear Gary Smulyan pay tribute to Adams with a quartet. Hot Club of Detroit closes the show with some Django Reinhardt-inspired jazz.
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Guitarist Evan Perry leads Hot Club of Detroit in two Django Reinhardt classics.
July 24, 2009 The Hot Club of Detroit is a jazz quintet that takes its inspiration from the legendary Gypsy-jazz juggernaut the Quintette du Hot Club de France. Guitarist Evan Perry follows in the footsteps of Hot Club originator Django Reinhardt, and he leads his Motor City incarnation of the group in two Reinhardt classics, "Coquette" and "Nuages."
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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.
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