Jean Reinhardt (23 January – 16 May ), known by his Romani nickname Django was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. The birth of 'Django'. Jean Baptiste Reinhardt was born into a Manouche Romani family in Liberchies, Belgium, on 23 January Nicknamed “. He was born Jean Reinhardt on the 23rd of January , in Liberchies, Belgium. Reinhardt was a gypsy child and was immediately given the. Django Reinhardt, guitarist who is generally considered one of the few European jazz musicians of true originality. Reinhardt, who was of Roma (Gypsy). Django Reinhardt: A Gypsy Legend December 8, • Django Reinhardt is a legend of jazz guitar whose shadow still looms over performers 50 years after his. He was born on Janu, in a gypsy caravan and lived his young life on the outskirts of Paris in a disreputable area called la Zone where the gypsies. Check out Django Reinhardt - Gypsy Jazz - Volume by Various artists on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Aebersold, Jamey - Django Reinhardt: Gypsy Jazz, Vol. - Music. A violinist first and a guitarist later, Jean Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt grew up in a gypsy camp near Paris where he absorbed the gypsy strain into his. The Django Reinhardt/Gypsy Jazz ensemble will study and perform the music of Django Reinhardt and other artists in the idiom.