We are dedicated to giving musicians of all levels, from beginners to (semi-) professionals, the best possible improvisation boost. An experience you won’t forget!
Gismo Graf, Sinti gypsy guitarist from Germany, is topping the bill – a Holland premiere! The busiest young gypsy jazz player in the world with an open musical approach, we are looking forward to hearing his views on the style.
New at the camp are also Grappelli stylist Seonaid Aitken (UK) and swinging violinist Alexandre Tripodi (Brussels).
Sign-up opens on 15 December.
Conference Centre De Glind
near Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Thursday to Sunday
August 22 to 25, 2019
“Gypsy Jazz” is the style made famous by Parisians Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1934. Their all-string jazz group is still seen as Europe’s biggest contribution to jazz history.
The aim of the camp is to offer a long weekend of world-class tuition for international players and help them get better year by year.
Grappelli-Django Camp does not audition. A basic command of your instrument is required. Entries are taken on a first come, first serve basis. The wide range of levels (beginner – intermediate – advanced) demands a dedicated teaching staff and good planning. Level-based instrumental workshops are alternated with ensemble lessons where all levels meet, short private lessons, a guest clinic and, of course, guided and open jam sessions.