One of the primary aspects to the Gypsy Jazz of Swing Soleil, the band schedule to perform at the Zia Diner on a regular basis , is that it’s really just plain listening fun and it puts you in a good mood. It has been stated many times over the years that guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt started this genre of music in the 1930’s in France. From the 1930’s to the 1950’s Gypsy Jazz, also known as “manouche jazz” was very popular and was easy to find throughout France and also from time to time in the United States. One of the guitarist in Swing Soleil is out of the country until late July so we will not have them back on our stage until 6 p.m. July 26, 2012
often said to have been started by guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt in the 1930s. Because its origins are largely in France it is often called by the French name, “jazz manouche“, or alternatively, “manouche jazz“, even in English language sources. Django was foremost among a group of Gypsy guitarists working in and around Paris in the 1930s through the 1950s, a group which also included the brothers Baro, Sarane, and Matelo Ferret and Reinhardt’s brother Joseph “Nin-Nin” Reinhardt.