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!
In 2022, we are delighted to finally welcome back on violin Seonaid Aitken (UK), who will also host a vocal clinic for all who sing; and Caroline Bugala (France) who brings a funky touch to the tradition of Stéphane Grappelli. Our gypsy jazz star is not confirmed yet, so watch this space! Of course, Camp founders Reinier Voet, Karin van Kooten (NL) and myself will be leading the teaching staff as always.
Sign-up opens on 9 January.
In memory of Max Bédouelle (1980 – 2021)
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.