Gypsy Jazz - Fantasia Music

Hire a Gypsy Jazz, Hot Club band or guitarist from Fantasia Music the Jazz music specialists

Gypsy Jazz is also known as Gypsy Swing or Hot Club Jazz and has it’s roots in France where it is also known as ‘Jazz Manouche’. The brilliant guitarist Django Reinhardt developed this style in the 1930s and it gained popularity through to the 1950’s. Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli worked with Django in his quintet ‘The Hot Club Of France’ to become the world’s best known Jazz Violinist.

Gypsy Jazz swings like crazy and this swing comes from the rhythmic strumming style of the Gypsy Guitar which defines the distinctive sound. Music includes ‘Minor Swing’, Bal Musette’, ‘Avalon’ and ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’.

This music is great for drinks receptions and informal gatherings where it creates an interesting musical backdrop. It is also popular for wine bars and restaurants.

Hire a Gypsy Jazz Band, Guitarist or Hot Club band from the roster below. Click a photo for more information, see photos, hear audio and much more!

Acoustic Swing

Gypsy Jazz, Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Trios.

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Acoustic Swing is led by Jonny Hepbir, a self-taught guitarist who specialises in jazz-manouche or gypsy jazz. He is regarded as one of the most authentic exponents of this style in the country. Jonny has performed on Channel 4, Radio 1, 2 and 4, plus local stations, recorded at Abbey Road and appeared at The… Read more »


Jonny Hepbir

Classical, Guitarists, Gypsy Jazz, Jazz.

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Jonny Hepbir specialises in playing jazz guitar in the particular style of the great Django Reinhardt. He came to this style of music in the early 90’s after starting out playing flamenco/jazz when he proved such a success that he was signed to a record label. From here he worked on the professional concert/workshop circuit… Read more »


Ultraswing

Gypsy Jazz, Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Trios.

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Since 1995 Ultraswing have worked towards achieving a sound and repertoire which reflects the great Gypsy-Swing and European musical traditions. Matt Guez, Jonny Hepbir and Dan Sheppard originally formed the band through Brighton jazz circles and a shared passion for the music of Django Reinhardt and the contemporary Gypsy Jazz scene. Their commitment to forming… Read more »