Gypsy Jazz After Django

This article is part of a series entitled “A Beginners Guide To Gypsy Jazz...


Stephane Grappelli and Django did play again together after the war but both were now pursuing different musical paths. Stephane had a long and varied musical career after his partner Django had passed away.

In the 1970’s Gypsy Jazz and the Hot Club style of music was experiencing interest from a younger audience. In 1973 Grappelli was enticed back to his Hot Club days performing with a new breed of guitarist. His performances at the time were met with rapturous audiences and led to a resurgence in the popularity of Gypsy Jazz.

Since then, the fire and passion for Gypsy Jazz has been kept stoked by a series of incredible musicians and their own interpretation of the genre.

These days the music played by Gypsy Jazz musicians is a mixture of old and new. The music of Django is ever present, blended with old and modern jazz and swing, waltzes, ballads and  Bossa’s.  

Here are a few to listen to–

The Rosenburg Trio

Stephane Wremble  

Bireli Lagrene & Joscho Stephan 

Angelo Debarre