Gypsy Jazz is making a revival. Gypsy Jazz also known as Manouche jazz was started in the 1930-1940's by the great guitarist Django Reinhardt, when he formed the group, the Hot Club of Paris. He died in 1953 at age 43, but he is a legend to guitarists to this day.
The American revival of Gypsy Jazz was started right here in San Francisco by the Hot Club of San Francisco. Guacho Gypsy Jazz is a second generation group of the Hot Club of San Francisco that plays first and third Thursdays at Tartine Bakery at 18th and Guerrero Streets from 6-8PM. Click the video to take a listen.
Django Reinhardt - Photo NY Times
If you're interested in Django Reinhardt, the source of this music, see the NY Times articles by clicking here.
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