I’m Tim Kliphuis, director of the Grappelli-Django Camps. A real premiere: on 6-8 January 2023, we have our first Winter Jam! Email us to sign up. Guest tutors are Caroline Bugala and Thomas Baggerman.
And then, on 24 August 2023, we celebrate our 14th edition in Beukenhof Biezenmortel (NL), with a fresh 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!
In 2023, we will have some returning violin and bass stars but also new guitar names, all of whom are not only great players but dedicated tutors. Keep an eye on this page for updates. Of course, Camp founders Reinier Voet, Karin van Kooten (NL) and myself will be leading the teaching staff as usual.
Sign-up will open on 1 December 2022.
In memory of Max Bédouelle (1980 – 2021)
Beukenhof Biezenmortel, The Netherlands
Thursday to Sunday
August 24 to 27, 2023
“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.