Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt

  • Django Reinhardt - A poster is on display during the exhibition entitled 'Django Reinhardt, Paris swing', dedicated to the French jazz guitar player Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt, aka Django, on October 4, 2012 at the Cite de la Musique in Paris. The event runs from October 6 to January 23, 2013. In addition to a collection of unpublished documents and the re-creation of the legendary Selmer guitar workshop, the exhibition gives a place to people who have captured the heart and soul of Paris : photographers, sculptors as well as writers and painters.
  • Django Reinhardt - A picture taken 20 December 1960 in Paris shows American jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong (L), Rene Unteregger (C) awarded with the Django Reinhardt Prize, and Duke Ellington posing together in Paris. Armstrong and Ellington were awarded for their albums by the French Jazz Academy. Armstrong whose melodic inventiveness established the central role of the improvising soloist in jazz, always said he was born 04 July 1900 in New Orleans although nobody knows the exact date. He was also a popular singer (hit recording include 'Mack the Knife', 'Hello Dolly!') and entertainer in such films as 'Pennies from Heaven' (1936), 'Cabin in the Sky' (1943), and 'High Society' (1956), but he remained primarily a jazz musician, touring the world with his New Orleans-style sextet. Armstrong died 06 July 1971.
Jazz guitarist and composer.Born 23 January 1910, Liberchies, Belgium. Died 16 May 1953, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France (cause: cerebral hemorrhage).He was also a painter. ...more

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