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Django Reinhardt

Guitarist / Jazz Musician
Date Of Birth:
23 January 1910
Date Of Death:
16 May 1953
Place Of Birth:
Liberchies, Belgium
Best Known As:
Gypsy jazz guitarist

Name at birth: Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt grew up a talented musician in a Gypsy caravan, traveling around France. He began playing American jazz in French clubs, along with Stéphane Grappelli in the Hot Club Quintet. Reinhardt's unique sound made him an international star, and he is credited with being among the first to elevate the guitar from a rhythm instrument to a solo instrument. He died of a stroke at the age of 43.

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