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Bireli Lagrene

The evolution of Django

Instrument: Guitar, bass and violin

Birth name: Biréli Lagrene

4 September 1966

Who is Bireli Lagrene?

Bireli Lagrene, born in 1966 in Alsace, France, is a virtuoso guitarist celebrated for his exceptional contributions to gypsy jazz. Born into a Romani family steeped in musical tradition, Lagrene was introduced to the guitar at age four. By his early teens, he had already gained international attention for his extraordinary talent, particularly his ability to echo the style of gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt.

Throughout his career, Lagrene’s impressive versatility has allowed him to venture beyond gypsy jazz into styles like bebop, fusion, and classical music, securing his reputation as one of the most talented and versatile guitarists of his generation.


Life and career of Bireli Lagrene