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
“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.
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.