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!
Watch this space for tutor info – our first confirmed guest tutors are Seonaid Aitken (violin, UK) back by popular demand, who will also host a vocal clinic for all who sing; and Caroline Bugala (violin, France) who brings a funky touch to the tradition of Stéphane Grappelli.
Sign-up opens on 9 December.
Beukenhof Biezenmortel, The Netherlands
Thursday to Sunday
August 26 to 29, 2021
“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.