Gypsy Jazz

Django Reinhardt’s music is my passion. I’ve been playing with Gypsy Jazz musicians in Portugal, New York, Paris, London, Amsterdam, and India.

The Gypsy Jazz community in Portugal is growing and it’s an honor and a pleasure to welcome anybody willing to learn or play here.

Wether in a jam session, or playing on the street or attending to Django’s Festivals around the world, I’m always looking forward to meet and play this music.

Join me and we’ll Swing along.

The Band

In 2014 I dedicated myself to promoting Gypsy Jazz in Portugal. After inspiring some local friends to play the genre, they started their own Gypsy Jazz projects.

At the same time, I invited Paulus Schafer Trio to performed at Seixal Jazz Festival 2015. Since then I’ve been publishing interviews, articles and album reviews, while inviting and hosting some of the Gypsy Jazz Masters.

In 2016, Ucranian violinist Marian Yanchyk and Spanish guitarist Mario Pousada joined me to establish  “Manouchkaas the most exciting, acclaimed and international band playing Django’s music in Portugal.

 

Teaching & Transcribing

I started listening and playing Gypsy Jazz in 2002. At that time I was self-taught because there were no musicians, no bands, no guitars nor luthiers nearby.

Along the years, I transcribed some of the most iconic solos from Django and analyzed his licks. Every transcription has a clear description of the ideas in use, in a way that allows you to develop your technique, musicality and apply those concept in your own improvisations.

Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Conversations With Myself

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Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Dario Napoli

Italian Gypsy Jazz guitarist, blogger of “Diary Of a Gadjo”, teacher and composer Dario Napoli opens his heart and mind in this thoughtful, conscious and inspiring interview. Here it is: “Cotto a puntino” 🙂 1 – What have inspired you to start playing music? Tell us...

Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Irene Ypenburg

Irene Ypenburg is something special... What a thoughtful, kind and wise human being. Gypsy Jazz really has a place for everybody, regardless of their origins, backgrounds or social environment. In this (maternal tone) interview Irene will guide you into some...

Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Antoine Boyer

Starting at a very young age, getting recognition from his pairs and being an awarded musician is always both surprising and worth to talk about. A bit of an introvert, this young man overflows his musical talent into Classical music as well as into the Gypsy Swing....

Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Gonzalo Bergara

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Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Raphael Fays

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Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Romain Vuillemin

Guitarist, composer, bandleader and singer Romain Vuillemin is one of the most versatile and busy Gypsy Jazz musicians around. In this interview we get a chance to know him and his projects from the musician’s point of view and, most of all, from his human side who...

Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Remi Harris

I must confess I found Remi’s music almost by chance. Zapping through YouTube I’ve found this amazing version of one of my favorite standards – “There Will Never Be Another You” – where he plays a Carolan Guitar. He’s musical good taste is exquisite and his...

Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Andreas Oberg

When we think about musical virtuosity amongst guitarists, the name Andreas Oberg immediately comes to mind. The Swedish is one of the most balanced and versatile musicians, ranging from super blazing speed runs to soft melodic passages along the instrument, and Gypsy...

Gypsy Jazz Interviews: Denis Chang

Denis Chang is one of the dearest contemporary Gypsy Jazz musicians. He's devotion to the music and astonishing work ethic built a reputation amongst the greatest. He's been working on stage with some of the most prestigious Gypsy Jazz musicians and his work extends...
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