How many musicians have a festival named after them?
Django Reinhardt is held in a special kind of awe not only for being such a great guitarist despite missing a few fingers, but because he was a gypsy who was taken seriously by the non-gypsy world and because a household name. If your house is into gypsy swing music.
Anyway the Samois-sur-Seine festival is the place to find the best gypsy swing guitar music in Europe along with clarinets and violins and great jam sessions in the streets as well as live performances.
The organisers say:
“4 days of music, in the exceptional setting of the Château de Fontainebleau Park, to pay homage to the swing and modernity of the greatest jazz guitarist.
Young talents, emblematic figures of gypsy jazz, international artists, communicate around the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt.”
Learn more about the Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival!