What is Gypsy Jazz?
Gypsy Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Hot Jazz, Jazz ManoucheAs the name implies, this music style is Jazz, but it's played in a Gypsy way.
The Gypsy Jazz Masters of todayFortunately, Jazz Manouche was kept in the old tradition and delivered from one generation to another. For a long time, it was only known by the gypsies. The most Jazz guitarists know Django Reinhardt, but not many know the Gypsy Swing Masters of today. Thanks to YouTube, they got discovered and can reach everyone now. The following gets bigger day by day.
There are Gypsy Swing Festivals allover the world.
More and more non-gypsies (gadjos) play Jazz Manouche.
The Gypsy Jazz Masters of today are:
The Rosenberg Trio
Of course, this is only a very small selection of the must known. There are many more interesting musicians in this genre. see "Thanks"
Who ever has the chance to see and hear one of those guitar players live and direct, will never forget this experience for the rest of his life. I promise :-)
At least, you should watch them on YouTube.
More Informations will follow soon...