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Gypsy Jazz
  Why it rocks your
socks off & you wanna
 be groupies without
   even knowing it




Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf ...
Django Reinhardt   Stephane Grappelli




   1910 - 1953         1908 - 1997
Young Django
       ✤      Born on border
           between Belgium &
                France

       ✤   Baptized “Jean
 ...
Hot Jazz in
1920s Paris



                Django’s “ach moune” or “frere,”
                       Louis Armstrong.

     ...
Django retrained
 himself to play
  with just two
     fingers




     Django allowing Edith Piaf to
       examine his in...
Birth of
 Le Hot
Club de
 France
We love it when some really Hot Jazz comes together...
The Type of Guitar
                                        Django & his brother
                                        Ni...
Some Modern Gypsy Jazz Virtuosos



                                      Dorado & Samson Schmitt


Trio Rosenberg        ...
Some Great North American Hot Clubs




                            Billet Deux
Hot Club of San Francisco
                ...
Our Own Local Portland Hot Clubs




                  12th Avenue Hot Club

                                           Ku...
Django has influenced countless musicians
   Countless well-
known guitarists have
cited the influence of
Django and Gypsy J...
For the readers: books on
  Django & Gypsy Jazz




   Django: The Life and      Django Reinhardt and
  Music of a Gypsy L...
Pretty
 Swingin’, So
 Far, Ain’t It?                  !    Am7! !     !      !    Dm7! !   !
                             ...
Some further reading on
  Django & Gypsy Jazz




    Django Reinhardt       Gypsy Jazz: in search of
   by Charles Delaun...
Some useful Gypsy Jazz Links
         Django books — lead supplier of play-
         along books, guitar instruction books...
Festival Django Reinhardt
    Samois-sur-Seine, France




              Original Gypsy Jazz Festival,
              every...
DjangoFest
 A gathering in the u.s.
  of some of the best
gypsy jazz players in the
world, in Laguna Beach,
 Mill Valley &...
Portland has its own
  Gypsy Jazz Community




join the “PDXDJAZZ” yahoo group to find
       out about local gigs & jams
...
Latcho Drom!




    (That’s Romani/Gypsy for “Safe Journey.”)
            Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf:
                 @yue...
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Gypsy Jazz Ignite Portland 9 Slides - Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf

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my presentation on "Gypsy Jazz: why it rocks your socks off & you want to be groupies without even knowing it," to be given at the Ignite Portland 9 event (http://www.igniteportland.com, @igniteportland on twitter) on September 23rd, 2010, at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

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Gypsy Jazz Ignite Portland 9 Slides - Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf

  1. 1. Gypsy Jazz Why it rocks your socks off & you wanna be groupies without even knowing it Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf (& Co.) Ignite Portland 9 - September 23rd, 2010
  2. 2. Django Reinhardt Stephane Grappelli 1910 - 1953 1908 - 1997
  3. 3. Young Django ✤ Born on border between Belgium & France ✤ Baptized “Jean Baptiste Reinhardt” ✤ Romani/Gypsy Name “Django” is a verb: “I Awaken.” ✤ The Guitar Buddha! ✤ Started Playing “Bal-Musette” on Banjo Guitar
  4. 4. Hot Jazz in 1920s Paris Django’s “ach moune” or “frere,” Louis Armstrong. Tragedy! Fire in his Caravan at age 18. Spent 18 months in “hospital for the poor,” Lariboisiere in the North of Paris.
  5. 5. Django retrained himself to play with just two fingers Django allowing Edith Piaf to examine his injured hand.
  6. 6. Birth of Le Hot Club de France
  7. 7. We love it when some really Hot Jazz comes together...
  8. 8. The Type of Guitar Django & his brother Nin-Nin made famous were Selmer Brand Maccaferri’s. Django’s guitar he gifted to Les Paul “Petite Bouche” - Small hole “Grande Bouche” - Large “D”-hole
  9. 9. Some Modern Gypsy Jazz Virtuosos Dorado & Samson Schmitt Trio Rosenberg Robin Nolan Tchavalo Schmitt Kruno Spisic Jimmy Rosenberg John Jorgenson Biréli Lagrène Gonzalo Bergara (with Quartet)
  10. 10. Some Great North American Hot Clubs Billet Deux Hot Club of San Francisco Hot Club Sandwich Pearl Django Van Django Hot Club of Detroit Ameranouche
  11. 11. Our Own Local Portland Hot Clubs 12th Avenue Hot Club Kung Pao Chickens Pete Krebs Trio The Well Swung Gypsies Swing Papillion Djangophiles
  12. 12. Django has influenced countless musicians Countless well- known guitarists have cited the influence of Django and Gypsy Jazz on their style. Dizzy Gillespie with Stephane & Django Charlie Christian Chet Atkins Les Paul with Django Carlos Santana Jerry Garcia George benson ??? WTF?!
  13. 13. For the readers: books on Django & Gypsy Jazz Django: The Life and Django Reinhardt and Music of a Gypsy Legend the Illustrated History by Michael Dregni of Gypsy Jazz ISBN: 019516752x (HC) by Michael Dregni 0195304489 (PB) ISBN: 193310810x ...available @ powells.com (buy local!)
  14. 14. Pretty Swingin’, So Far, Ain’t It? ! Am7! ! ! ! Dm7! ! ! 5th fret ! E7 For the guitarists in the 5th fret 10th fret audience, here is the guitar tab for “Minor Swing” for A Harmonic Minor Scale you to play at home. ☞ 5th fret
  15. 15. Some further reading on Django & Gypsy Jazz Django Reinhardt Gypsy Jazz: in search of by Charles Delaunay Django Reinhardt and ISBN: 030680171x the Soul of Gypsy Swing (Other Editions: by Michael Dregni 0950622451, 095062246x) ISBN: 0195311922 ...also available @ powells.com.
  16. 16. Some useful Gypsy Jazz Links Django books — lead supplier of play- along books, guitar instruction books, CDs & DVDs. http://www.djangobooks.com http://www.gypsyjazz.net/ — another top purveyor of books, CDs, DVDs & musical instruments. Jouer avec “Nuages de Swing” — MP3 play-alongs & chord grilles for most standards. http://nuagesdeswing.free.fr/ More gypsy jazz grille charts — http://www.guitarejazzmanouche.com/ Our local PDX Gypsy Jazz yahoo group — http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/ pdxdjazz/
  17. 17. Festival Django Reinhardt Samois-sur-Seine, France Original Gypsy Jazz Festival, every year in June, south of Paris at Samois-sur-Seine, where Django lived. It features both great shows & jams with the artists after shows. http://www.festivaldjangoreinhardt.com/
  18. 18. DjangoFest A gathering in the u.s. of some of the best gypsy jazz players in the world, in Laguna Beach, Mill Valley & Whidbey Island near Seattle http://www.djangofest.com Whidbey Island Djangofest happens this weekend, with Jams all over the city of Langley!
  19. 19. Portland has its own Gypsy Jazz Community join the “PDXDJAZZ” yahoo group to find out about local gigs & jams http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/pdxdjazz/
  20. 20. Latcho Drom! (That’s Romani/Gypsy for “Safe Journey.”) Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf: @yuetsu on twitter http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/pdxdjazz This Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/faddah/ Special Thanks — Pete Krebs: http://petekrebs.net/

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