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  • Django Festival All Stars

    Django Festival All Stars

    Django Festival All Stars….  wow… I’d like to thank John Ditto over at our facebook page for finding this video and article. They group you are seeing (very hot Django style Gypsy Jazz) features Samson Schmitt, lead guitar; Ludovic Beier, accordion; Pierre Blanchard, violin; DouDou Cuillerier, rhythm guitar; Brian Torff, bass Hoping you enjoy this performance as much as I did…   The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt October 16, 2014by PATRI CK JARENWATTANANON • Every year for […]

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  • Angelo Debarre – Thomas Dutronc Manoir de Mes Rêves

    Angelo Debarre – Thomas Dutronc Manoir de Mes Rêves

    Angelo Debarre meets his friends for a tribute to the culture of Travellers. Since Django Reinhardt, which is celebrated 100 years, until today, this rich music that thrilled several generations. His strength is always reinventing itself. This beautiful tribute takes place around the “fire” in a caravan decor (set created for the show). He is talking about the past and future by remembering the fabulous legacy of Django: spiritual father of gypsy jazz. Line up : Angelo Debarre (guitare), Ludovic […]

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  • Diknu Schneeberger Trio- Hot Gypsy Jazz

    Diknu Schneeberger Trio- Hot Gypsy Jazz

    Diknu Schneeberger Trio-Moonflower Here’s an example of a video that has a lot of views (50,000+) but was still difficult to locate (in other words, it didn’t just jump out as I was digging for vids). The playing here by the trio of guitarist Diknu Schneeberger, guitarist Martin Spitzer, and bassist Joschi Schneeberger is no less than fantastic… I’m sure the folks hearing this live at the club (somewhere in Germany?) were beyond thrilled. But who are these guys? Once again, the YouTube […]

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  • Frank Vignola & Joscho Stephan – “Minor Swing”

    Frank Vignola & Joscho Stephan – “Minor Swing”

    By Jim Weaver: Those who follow AGV posts know that Eddie Lang is one of my favorite guitarists from the 1920′s and early ’30′s, along with Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Geeshie Wiley and Lonnie Johnson .  Eddie was an Italian-American from Philadelphia who died from a botched tonsillectomy in 1930.  By the time of his death he had recorded with Louis Armstrong, blues great Lonnie Johnson, pop music diva and movie star Ruth Etting, and crooner Bing Crosby.  It […]

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  • Marc Playle: Talent Overcomes

    Marc Playle: Talent Overcomes

    By Miche Archetto: Here is English guitarist Marc Playle in his first attempt to play some gypsy jazz. Quite a good one I would say! When he was a teen he took interest in playing guitar. After different experiments he finally came up with a very effective tool that, together with his indisputable talent, enabled him to be a professional musician today. This is the  bio in his official website: “Marc Playle was born in South Shields, England, UK on September […]

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  • Jimmy Rosenberg and “The Gypsy Kids”

    Jimmy Rosenberg and “The Gypsy Kids”

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Jimmy Rosenberg when he was about 9 years old, playing with Falko Reinhart and Sani van Mullum in a Dutch gipsy camp. They were featured as “The Gipsy Kids” in a documentary of Channel 4 in 1990. The full documentary is available on youtube, but unfortunately only in French and in Dutch. This is what I’ve found about Jimmy on wikipedia : “Joseph (Jimmy) Rosenberg (born 10 April 1980 in Helmond) is a Sinto-Romani guitarist from Netherlands, known for his virtuoso […]

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  • Joscho Stephan & Gonzalo Bergara: Contrasting Styles

    Joscho Stephan & Gonzalo Bergara: Contrasting Styles

    What’s better than one hot guitarist? Hows about 2 hot guitarists! Joscho Stephan who has been featured many times before at Acoustic Guitar Videos is joined here by Gonzalo Bergara (yet another great Django Gypsy Jazz stylist) with the Django Reinhardt song entitled “Djangology.” What’s interesting in this performance is the contrasting styles and interpretations by both players. Joscho is a flamethrower and can seemingly do anything on the guitar whereas Gonzalo has what I consider a more sensitive take on […]

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  • Noé Reine: An Emerging Young Talent

    Noé Reine: An Emerging Young Talent

    By Miche Archetto: 14 years old Noé Reine won this year the “Young Talent Contest” in France… Do you wonder why? Just watch this video and then also this other one! If you like this video, why not sharing it with your friends?

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  • Swan Berger at 11

    Swan Berger at 11

    We’ve featured so many great guitarists here at Acoustic Guitar Videos over the last year and a half. Some of the videos got a fairly nice amount of view.. Some did really well receiving two or three thousand views… And along came this talented kid name Swan Berger that absolutely knocked it right out of the park. The last video of Swan we posted  (if you missed it, click here Swan Berger) received well over 50,000 views here at AGV.. […]

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  • Samson Schmitt: Natural Talent Runs “In the Family”

    Samson Schmitt: Natural Talent Runs “In the Family”

    Couple of weeks ago Acoustic Guitar Videos featured a clip by Swan Berger, a young kid playing gypsy jazz at a level that most adults will never experience. The video went viral here with an estimate of over 30,000 viewings. If you haven’t seen that video, I highly recommend you check it out. http://acousticguitarvideos.com/4715/swan-berger-natural-talent/ Well, Swan Berger is not the only kid that plays the Gypsy Jazz style so fluently with notes running through his veins. Here’s a video of a […]

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  • Dorado Schmitt – Acoustic Tone On Electric

    Dorado Schmitt – Acoustic Tone On Electric

      “Dorado Schmitt plays “Dark Eyes” at the annual Django Reinhardt Jazz festival at Samois-sur-Seine in 1994. Backed by Hono Winterstein on Rhtyhm Guitar, & the late Gino Reinhardt on Double Bass.  Dedicated to Gino Reinhardt. A lovely, friendly guy, who was happy to come and jam with us gadjos, both on guitar & bass, even though we were nowhere near his standard of playing.”   I was about to pass up on this video due to the fact that […]

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  • Swan Berger: Natural Talent

    Swan Berger: Natural Talent

    Sometimes you just got to shake your head and wonder how a “kid” is able to play this good… I mean, so I guess when he was 2 he studied and mastered the major scale… Then at 3 he worked out the minors… Then at 4 diminished.. 5 was augmented and arpeggios 6 was alt chord voicings 7 the symmetrical scale (and so on and so fourth).   Swan Berger (who looks about 10 in this video) is playing jazz at […]

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  • Lulo Reinhardt: Latin Swing

    Lulo Reinhardt: Latin Swing

    By Miche Archetto: Lulo is the great-nephew of Django Reinhardt. In 2009 he founded the “Lulo Reinhardt’s International Latin-Swing project”. In this video, recorded live in Melbourne, they play the song “Mar y Sol”. They are Lulo Reinhardt – guitar Doug Martin – guitar Daniel Weltlinger – violin Sean Mackenzie – piano Harald Becher – bass Fabian Hevia – drums Peter Kennard – percussion The bio on Lulo’s official website reads: “Lulo Reinhardt is the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voice in Gypsy […]

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  • Django “In A Box”

    Django “In A Box”

    You know, with today’s technology, I’m surprised they haven’t built a Django robot or something.. Well, look at what Gilles Rea did… He transcribed Django’s song entitled “Tears”  … (that was the hard part) and then set it all into motion using Apple Logic Studio. He also says he uses a screen capture program but that’s just for us to watch his computer screen. If you’re a fan of Django than you absolutely know this song. What’s great is to […]

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  • Richard Smith with Pat Bergeson and Stuart Duncan

    Richard Smith with Pat Bergeson and Stuart Duncan

    Tiger Rag featuring Stuart Duncan on fiddle. Richard Smith guitar, Pat Bergeson guitar, Charlie Chadwick Bass, Tom Giampietro drums. Here’s another blistering Richard Smith video with the above players featured in a group called the “Guitar Hot Club of Nashville.” If you are familiar with Richard, you know or at least suspect that he’s in the Tommy Emmanuel category on guitar, but what you may not know is the guitar playing of Pat Bergeson.. What a pleasant surprise as I’ve […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan: Crazy!

    Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan: Crazy!

    Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan – Main Street Breakdown – WILD I don’t think I even have to say anything about this video. Both Tommy and Joscho are out of control Hot on this video. Two guitar virtuosos going at a Chet Atkins Tribute song for Django Reinhardt.. Mark this one down as Off the Charts! Here’s the YouTube description: “Fasten your seatbelts: Tommy Emmanuel and a young Joscho Stephan chasing each other through the “Main Street Breakdown”, one of Chet’s […]

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  • Stephan Grapelli & Julian Bream Play Django Reinhardt

    Stephan Grapelli & Julian Bream Play Django Reinhardt

    Nuage St Grapelli & J Bream This is just wonderful playing here by guitarist Julian Bream and the unmistakable Stephan Grapelli on violin, who should know a little about playing with the author of this song (that would be Django Reinhardt (Nuage). “Julien Bream is a British classical guitarist and lutenist and is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of the 20th century. He has also been successful in renewing popular interest in the lute. Bream was born in London and brought up in a […]

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  • Yoshihiro Arita: From BanjoTo Django

    My friend and flatpicker extraordinaire Betsy Rome shared this video with us at our facebook page and writes the following: “My friend Yoshihiro Arita in Japan. Japanese fire!” Thanks Betsy- BTW, see that your Too Blue band is tearing it up! I’ve always known Yoshihiro Arita as being a great banjo player so,  it was quite the departure to see and hear him playing Djanjo Jazz- but you know, if you heard him on banjo it really shouldn’t be that much of a shock- he’s a marvelous […]

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  • Bako Jovanović- Just Riffin’ At Home

    Bako Jovanović- Romani Gypsy Guitar Virtuoso Aleksandr Vyatkin shared this video with us over at our facebook site featuring Bako Jovanović in what I titled this post as “Just Riffin’ at home. Unfortunately I looked and couldn’t find any background on Baco other than a Hip Hop video which wasn’t him. Any help here to fill in some biographical info would be greatly appreciated. And you know, just because I couldn’t find anything doesn’t mean that Bako isn’t doing a lot of […]

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  • Frank Vignola and Joe Ascione : Guitar + Music Stand Duo

    Aleksandr Vyatkin located this video and shared it with us over at our facebook site.  Thank you Aleksandr, this is some awesome playing by Frank Vignola on guitar and percussionist Joe Ascione who is playing what looks like a music stand. I haven’t been to one of their shows but perhaps he’s got something else on stage and just warming up with one. I first met Frank Vignola at a show He/ I performed at called the Legends of the […]

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  • Adam Rafferty/Joe Robinson/Adam Palma: 2 Am Jam

    The boys jamming at CAAS 2010 Perhaps the best part of being at a guitar gathering, in this case the  Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, is getting to play or listen to the impromptu jamming that goes on. Here’s a jam session that happened at 2 am with three outstanding guitarists- From left to right, Adam Rafferty, Joe Robinson and Adam Palma. All of these guitarists have been separately featured here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. A fiddle player which nobody seems to know […]

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  • Adam Palma &Tommy Emmanuel: Tommy’s Ultimate Counterpart?

    Ever hear of guitarist Adam Palma? Well if you didn’t (or even if you did) you are in for a treat! This is a show that was performed at the Palladium in Warsaw Poland just this last September 2012 featuring the following songs: Django’s Castle, 12th Street Rag and Swing 42 I’ve heard a lot of of players join Tommy on stage over the years….. No doubt he always invites the best with him. But this video is different. Adam […]

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  • John Jorgensen & Brad Davis: American Gypsy

    This video starts out with a long but entertaining intro by John Jorgensen with Brad Davis just looking on. And when the song finally kicks in, Brad is just gonna play rhythm for John throughout the song. A slight  disappointment – I would have loved to hear Brad take one. Well, there’s more of these videos which does feature Brad, as this was filmed at the  Takamine Guitar Clinic in Guitar Trader – San Diego, CA back in 2010. Speaking […]

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  • Swan Berger, Levis Adel Reinhardt and Pierre Manetti “Swing 48″

    This is a tribute concert to Django Reinhardt that occurred  in January 2010 and broadcast by France 2. And would you look at the size of the audience… Not sure that would happen for this type of music in the USA? And would you look how young these kids are!! And for sure it doesn’t hurt when you have the name “Reinhardt” when you are playing Jazz. Here’s how Levis is related to Django according to Vintage Guitar.com: “Levis Adel-Reinhardt […]

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  • Istvan & Farko: Crossing The Line

    Blane Ebersold shared this video … and writes: “Here’s one of a phenomenal Hungarian born guitarist who lives in Seattle – Istvan Rez. His primary influences are Flamenco and Gypsy Swing but he has a style of his own. His collaborations with bass player Farko Dosumov are his best work yet.” Well Blane, I would have never found this video so, your insider information is greatly appreciated here. Obviously Istvan has been listening to a lot more than just the gypsy […]

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  • Biréli Lagrène: Where Do You Go From Here?

    Biréli Lagrène: Where Do You Go From Here?

    Biréli Lagrène (Live In Montreux 1981) {JohnFloyd}: Here’s a solo performance by young Biréli Lagrène, who at the time was only 14 years old. Now I know what you are thinking… Where do you go from here? The answer was (or is) Biréli Lagrène has had a tremendous career which included meeting and collaborating with  “some of the most distinguished jazz musicians on the international scene, such as Stéphane Grappelli, Benny Goodman, and Benny Carter. In 1984, he met Larry Coryell in New York. Later, he was […]

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  • Angelo Debarre & Florin Niculescu: The New Django & Stephan?

    Angelo Debarre & Florin Niculescu: The New Django & Stephan?

    Here’s a song called “Swing Gitan,” performed by guitarist Angelo Debarre & violinist Florin Niculescu plus their super great backup band. Are they the new Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli? That’s a question that is certainly has been and will continue to be debated…. Here’s both of their bios and links to read more: “Angelo Debarre is a native of St-Denis in France and began playing guitar at the age of eight. Gypsy community, the tradition is transmitted orally at parties […]

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  • Joscho Stephan & Richard Smith: Lots of Pickin’ Goin’ On

    Here’s a song called “Lover Come Back To Me” performed by Joscho Stephan, his band, and figerpicker extraordinaire Richard Smith. Now the changes to this song are considered fairly standard, but what’s not standard is the incredible soloing going on here. It’s really hard for me to determine which guy is tearing it up more, because quite frankly both Joscho and Richard had distinctively different styles… With playing like this, it doesn’t matter whose better… both so great. So let’s just […]

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  • Daniel Givone Quartet : Nuages, And Then Some

    Back in 1982, I got to tour with a three piece Americana style group with gigs mostly up and down the west coast of France. The manager for us was an excellent musician by the name of Andy Arleo who set up the tour and kept us busy for an entire month. I’ve recently caught up with my old friend Andy through this Acoustic Guitar Videos site of all things. Andy is  still very active with music in France on […]

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  • Django Reinhardt: Major Swing!

    If you are a fan of Django and his Hot Club of France, then you are going to want to listen to this! Yea, after listening to everything that Django and Stephan have ever done, including one of their most popular songs… “Minor Swing, ” this is like listening to something new. Now isn’t it amazing… you change just one note and, well, what a difference. Sounds awful, I know but amazing nonetheless. I guess Vassar Clements was right when […]

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