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 Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt

Birth
Pont-à-Celles, Arrondissement de Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium
Death 16 May 1953 (aged 43)
Fontainebleau, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Burial Samois-sur-Seine, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 3152 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. He was a jazz guitarist whose fret hand was severely burned and disfigured. His fingers were not in perfect working condition after that but he still had all 5 of them. He was largely popular in the 30' - 40's and 50's until his death. His unique style of playing was directly attributed to the disfiguration of his hand. He played with such greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and also had his own bands throughout his career. He is still revered among guitarists as having the most nimble fingers on a fretboard, and many still study his style of playing.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jul 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3152
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Django Reinhardt (24 Jan 1910–16 May 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3152, citing Cimetiere de Samois-sur-Seine, Samois-sur-Seine, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .