Tagged Gypsy Jazz

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A Brief History of Gypsy Jazz

  The history of gypsy jazz begins with Django Reinhardt, though many would argue that gypsy jazz is Django Reinhardt.     Django was born in 1910 into a Manouche-Romany family and although born in Belgium, Django spent most of his childhood in the gypsy camps on the outskirts of Paris where he learnt to play…

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Steve Aston Interview

Charlie Anderson met up with guitarist Steve Aston to discuss gypsy jazz and some of the reasons why some people love it and some people hate it.   I met up with Steve Aston at The Paris House, a beautiful French cafĂ©-bar in Brighton, and I asked him what he liked most about gypsy jazz…

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Jazz Education Review: Gypsy Jazz Learning Resources

Charlie Anderson surveys resources for musicians wanting to learn more about playing gypsy jazz    Online Learning   www.gypsyjazzacademy.com    These in-depth online lessons are taught by two prominent gypsy jazz guitarists, Lollo Meier and Fapy Lafertin. £50 for 3 months. Free sample lessons available.   www.gypsyjazzschool.com A more basic site set up by Israeli…