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Reinhardt, Django (orig. Jean Baptiste Reinhardt)

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Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1953 AD, at 43 years of age.

Nationality: Belgian
Categories: Guitarist

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1910 – He was born on the 23th day of January this year in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium.

 

1928 - He started first on the violin and eventually moved on to a banjo-guitar that had been given to him and his first known recordings.

 

1943 – He Django married Sophie Ziegler in Salbris, with whom he had a son, Babik Reinhardt, who went on to become a respected guitarist in his own right.

 

1948 – He recruited a few Italian jazz players (on bass, piano, and snare drum) and recorded one of his most acclaimed contributions, "Djangology", once again with his compatriot Stephane Grappelli on violin.

 

1951 –He retired to Samois sur Seine, France, near Fontainebleau.

 

1953 – He died on the 16th day of May this year in Fontainebleau, France.

 

 

 


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