Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist

Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist

by Bonnie Christensen

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Overview

Born into a travelling gypsy family, young Django Reinhardt taught himself guitar at an early age. He was soon acclaimed as the "Gypsy Genius" and "Prodigy Boy," but one day his world changed completely when a fire claimed the use of his fretting hand. Folks said Django would never play again, but with passion and perserverance he was soon setting the world's concert stages ablaze.

Bonnie Christensen's gorgeous oil paintings and jazzy, syncopated text perfectly depict the man and his music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596436961
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

BONNIE CHRISTENSEN is the author/illustrator of WOODY GUTHRIE: POET OF THE PEOPLE among many other books. She lives in Wilson, North Carolina and was born on the same day as Django — different years of course.

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brittneydufrene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jean "Django" Reinhardt, a Gypsy, was born in Belgium in 1910. This book is about Django Django Reinhardt (French pronunciation:23 January 1910 ¿ 16 May 1953) was a pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer who invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar) that has since become a living musical tradition within French gypsy culture.