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I’m Tim Kliphuis, director of the Grappelli-Django Camp. On 25 August 2022, we kick off the 13th edition in Beukenhof Biezenmortel (NL), with a stellar teaching and performing line-up.

We are dedicated to giving musicians of all levels, from beginners to (semi-) professionals, the best possible improvisation boost. An experience you won’t forget!

Our star this year is guitarist Paulus Schäfer, next generation gypsy jazz royalty! Other guest tutors are Seonaid Aitken (violin, UK) back by popular demand, who will also host a vocal clinic for all who sing; Caroline Bugala (violin, France) who brings a funky touch to the tradition of Stéphane Grappelli; Thomas Baggerman (guitar, NL) who can explain the Rosenberg sound better than anyone and Alexandre Tripodi (violin, Belgium), who brings the traditional sound.

We will be remembering our own violin tutor Max Bédouelle, who passed away this Spring; and celebrating the energy and positivity he gave our camp over the years.

Sign-up opens on 9 December.


Beukenhof Biezenmortel, The Netherlands


Thursday to Sunday
August 25 to 28, 2022

All violinists, guitarists and bass players.
We accept other instruments, too.

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Europe’s leading Workshop Camp for Gypsy Jazz

Grappelli-Django Camp was started by violinist Tim Kliphuis and guitarist Reinier Voet in Holland in August 2010. They had worked together extensively in the Fapy Lafertin Quintet and both had many years of teaching experience.

“Gypsy Jazz” is the style made famous by Parisians Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1934. Their all-string jazz group is still seen as Europe’s biggest contribution to jazz history.

The aim of the camp is to offer a long weekend of world-class tuition for international players and help them get better year by year.

Jam & meet people from around the world

Jamming is an important part of the Camp, as this is your chance to try out things you have learned in the workshops. With around 20 nationalities participating each year, it’s also a great way of building friendships all over the world!

Grappelli-Django Camp does not audition. A basic command of your instrument is required. Entries are taken on a first come, first serve basis. The wide range of levels (beginner – intermediate – advanced) demands a dedicated teaching staff and good planning. Level-based instrumental workshops are alternated with ensemble lessons where all levels meet, short private lessons, a guest clinic and, of course, guided and open jam sessions.

Latest News


Every year, Grappelli-Django camp changes my to-do list into a let's-do list!

Markus Tinner
clarinettist (Switzerland)
Great event in a beautiful setting. Lots of nice people, great teachers, great jam sessions and fantastic venue.

Alan Gow
guitarist (UK)
I finally conquered my fear of improvisation, and made a lot of new friends along the way!

Simone Vierstra
violinist (NL)
A unique meeting in the world of music: so many jazz lovers, rhythms and melodies under the auspices of music masters, all generations together.

Bernard Bonnet
clarinettist/violinist (Réunion)

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