Rumanian violinist Florin Nicolescu was praised by his great example Stéphane Grappelli, the musical partner of Django. Florin became world famous through his collaborations with many well-known musicians, including Oscar Peterson, George Benson and Charles Aznavour. Peter Beets is internationally recognized as a phenomenal hard bop pianist. The Dutchman has performed with such greats as Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and Roy Hargrove. DJANGO AMSTERDAM 25, 26 and 27 January 2019 Django Amsterdam, with concerts, jam sessions, workshops and a family afternoon, is dedicated to the birthday of guitarist Django Reinhardt, the originator of gypsy jazz or swing manouche. This style of acoustic swing jazz became part of the Roma and Sinti culture thanks to Django, who’s generally considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time.